Police are looking for a man who attempted to rape a woman in a Crown Heights laundry room last weekend. The incident happened last Sunday around 2:45 p.m., in an apartment building near Prospect Place and Howard Avenue. The 26-year-old woman was inside of a laundry room there when the suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her around the neck, threw her to the ground, and attempted to rape her.

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The suspect straddled the victim while on the ground, pulled down his pants and attempted to rape her, but the victim was able to fight off the suspect, who fled the scene. The woman sustained minor injuries to her face and arms as a result of this incident. The suspect is described as in his 40's, 5'8" and 160-180 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8447).