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Attempted rape suspect sought in Brooklyn, NYPD says

The NYPD has released a sketch of an

The NYPD has released a sketch of an attempted rape suspect being sought in Brooklyn in connection with a crime around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Photo Credit: NYPD

A sketch of an attempted rape suspect in Brooklyn has been released by the NYPD.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was walking on Second Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday when she was approached from behind by a man who groped her, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her.

The victim fought her attacker off and yelled for help, police said.

The suspect then ran into a dark-colored four-door Acura. He was last seen driving westbound on Second Street, police said.

The NYPD described the suspect as between 20 and 25 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot tall and between 170 and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477.

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