Cops seeking attempted rapist • Brooklyn Paper

Cops seeking attempted rapist

Be on the lookout: Cops are looking for this man, who they said followed a woman into her apartment building, assaulted her, and tried to rape her.

Cops are looking for a man who beat and attempted to rape a woman after following her into her Williamsburg apartment building.

The fiend followed the 36-year-old victim into her S. Third Street and Bedford Avenue apartment at 11:55 pm on March 25, police said. He stalked her up the stairs to the third floor, punched her, and then tried to rape her, but the woman fought back and the attacker ran away, authorities said.

Police describe the suspect as a black male between 25 and 35 years old who is 6-foot-2 tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue jacket that said “Lincoln St. Mary’s Council 112” in yellow lettering, cops said.

Law enforcement officials are asking people with information about the man’s identity to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text-message them to 274637, then enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.

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