Video of suspect in attempted rape released

ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man in connection with the attempted rape of a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst early in the morning of Aug. 16, the NYPD said.

The woman was walking along Gleane Street near Elmhurst Avenue at 4:50 a.m. when the suspect allegedly came up behind her and punched her in the head, police said.

The man then allegedly forcibly touched her and ran off, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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