2016_05_rape78susp.jpgThe police are looking for a suspect who tried to rape a woman on a Brooklyn street a few days ago.

The incident took place on Sunday, May 22, at around 4:30 a.m., on 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, according to the NYPD: "The suspect approached the 21 year-old female victim from behind and touched her genitals over her underwear. The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground, pulled off her underwear and attempted to rape her. The victim fought off the suspect and yelled for help."

The suspect then ran into a dark-colored four-door Acura and fled west on 2nd Street.

An image of the car and a sketch of the suspect were released. The suspect was described as being 20-25 years old, 5'8"-6' and 170-180 pounds; he was last seen wearing light colored shorts and a light colored shirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this 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. All calls are strictly confidential.