The police say that a woman was robbed and nearly sexually assaulted on Wednesday night in her Lower East Side building. Now the NYPD has released video of the suspect in hopes the public can identify him.
According to the NYPD, at 11 p.m. on July 10, a 41-year-old woman was entering her apartment building when she saw a man trying to get buzzed in. She let the man in and went to check her mail—as he went inside and hid in the stairwell. Police say, "The victim then entered the building and, once in the stairwell, was confronted by the suspect. The suspect asked the victim to perform a criminal sex act on him and when she refused grabbed her. When the victim began to scream the suspect released her, removed her pocketbook and emptied the contents on the floor." The suspect fled after stealing her wallet and cell phone. The victim refused medical attention.
The suspect is described as being in his late teens or early twenties; he is about 5'10" and 140 pounds. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.