NYPD: Man punches woman, 61, and tries to rape her on Queens street
A man punched a 61-year-old woman and tried to rape her on a Queens street last week, police said.
The woman was walking near 71st Street and 41st Avenue around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, when she was attacked by the stranger, according to the NYPD.
Authorities said the suspect punched the woman in the face with a closed fist and pushed her to the ground before trying to rape her. She fought back and the man fled north on 71st Street, police said.
The woman was treated for minor injuries, according to the NYPD.
Police released surveillance footage of the suspect. He is described as light-skinned and Hispanic, approximately 17 years old, 5-foot-5 and 165 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair.
The suspect was last seen in a blue soccer jersey with a red stripe, dark jeans and sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information about the attempted rape is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
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