Monday, June 27, 2016


                                                         video courtesy of the NYPD

A man comes up behind a woman in an attempt to rape her. He attempts to lift her dress and pulls at her underwear as he pulls her down to the sidewalk. They struggle. He strikes her repeatedly while she continuously kicks him. He flees.

The attempted rape, shown on a neighbor's surveillance video, took place on the sidewalk in front of 586 16th Street, about halfway between Prospect Park Southwest and 11th Avenue, at about 3:50 a.m. yesterday (Sunday, June 26th).

The attacker is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s. He has curly black hair, is around 5-feet-11-inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and was wearing a blue t-shirt and slacks.

"Officials on Monday said they believe that the man lives in the neighborhood and that he may have spotted his victim at a nearby deli minutes before the attack," according to the New York Post.

Anyone with information about the perpetrator or the crime is asked to text 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577, or send a tip to Crime Stoppers online, or call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). For Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls are confidential.

Additional information
Windsor Terrace - Kensington Patch