Police have released new surveillance footage of a suspect who is believed to have attempted to rape four women in the span of a few hours in Brooklyn earlier this month.
The attempted assaults all occurred on the evening of July 12th and early the next morning, within a few blocks of each other in Crown Heights, police said. In each instance, the victim managed to fight off the assailant and send him running away.
The latest video shows the man walking shirtless down a Crown Heights street, prior to his last attack, according to the Daily News. In that incident, police say the suspect followed a 32-year-old female into her residential building near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, and attempted to assault her in the elevator. The woman screamed and punched the assailant, according to police, and he fled in an unknown direction.
Previously that night, three other women told police that a man followed them into their Crown Heights apartments, with each reporting that he put his hand over their mouth and attempted to initiate sexual contact.
This is the third surveillance video that police have released of the suspect, who remains at large. He is described as being his 20s and 6'0" to 6'2", with a goatee. Prior to taking off his shirt, he was last seen wearing a black shirt with white lettering, light blue jeans, a black baseball cap and white sneakers.
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.