Police are trying to identify a man they say tried to rape a woman inside the elevator of her Manhattan apartment building Saturday afternoon.
On April 23 at about 3:20 p.m. the 24-year-old victim entered the elevator to her building located near Stanton and Pitt streets when the suspect followed her inside, authorities said.
When the elevator reached the victim’s floor, the man allegedly began to grope her as the door opened and pushed her against the wall before fondling her, police said. The man then followed her to her apartment but then ran away when a man inside came to the door.
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Authorities describe the suspect as a light skinned Hispanic man who is between 16 and 20 years old, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, and 130 pounds.
Police have released surveillance video of the suspect inside the elevator.
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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.