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Man Tried To Rape Woman Who Was Pushing Baby In Stroller, Police Say

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Police are searching for a man who shoved a woman to the sidewalk as she pushed her child with a stroller and tried to rape her on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place around 8:10 a.m. on September 4th in the Bronx. According to the NYPD, a 20-year-old woman was walking on the New England Thruway overpass at Steenwick Avenue—pushing her infant child in a stroller—when she was approached from behind by an unknown male who grabbed her arm and pushed her to the ground.

The suspect then allegedly pushed the stroller away and groped her breasts while trying to kiss her and remove her pants. He fled when another person came near them on the overpass, police say. He was last seen running on Rombouts Avenue towards Givan Avenue.

The victim was not injured and refused medical attention at the scene.

The suspect is described as being approximately 31 years old and 5'7" with brown eyes, medium build, light complexion, and long black curly hair. Surveillance footage of the suspect has been released in hopes of the public being able to identify the suspect.

Photos and video of the unidentified individual, obtained from 2244 Tillotson Avenue, are attached and available at DCPI. Anyone with information in regards to above incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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