Cops looking for suspect in Jackson Heights attempted rape

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A man followed a woman into her Jackson Heights apartment building last month and attempted to rape her, police said.

The attack happened at about 5 a.m. on June 6 near Roosevelt Avenue, according to authorities.

After following the victim, the suspect threw her to the ground before he tried to sexually assault her, police said. The woman did not sustain any injuries.

Police have released a video of the suspect, and describe him as Hispanic, in his 20s, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve button down shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



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