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Man with shirt wrapped around his head tries to rob Astoria woman in her apartment

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Police are looking for a man who followed an Astoria woman into her home on Tuesday and attempted to push himself into her apartment.

At 1:15 a.m. on May 3, the suspect followed the 21-year-old woman into the lobby of her apartment at Broadway and 36th Street and started to push himself into her home. He was ultimately unsuccessful in his burglary attempt and fled southbound on 36th Street, police said.

He is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 30 and 35. Police said the suspect is between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet, approximately 180 pounds and last seen wearing a backpack, a long, dark-colored overcoat, a light-colored shirt and a light-colored shirt wrapped around his head.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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