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Sleeping woman attacked in her Williamsburg home

The suspect climbed on top of the sleeping woman and attempted to rape her. (Credit: DCPI) The suspect climbed on top of the sleeping woman and attempted to rape her. Credit: DCPI

A would-be rapist broke into a 21-year-old woman's home and attacked her in her sleep early Sunday morning, police said.

The suspect entered the residence on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg about 12:30 a.m., climbed on top of the sleeping victim and attempted to rape her, police said. A struggle ensued and the attacker fled through a window. [videoembed id=215942]

Police released a surveillance video of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male, between 5-foot 4 and 5-foot-7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a design on the left shoulder.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 
 
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