Updated June 26, 1:05 p.m.
Detectives released a video Thursday night of a man wanted for attempting to rape a 28-year-old woman inside an apartment building in Ridgewood earlier that morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at 9:15 a.m. at an undisclosed location on Palmetto Street.
Reportedly, the suspect — described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, standing 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds — followed the woman into the location, then up to her apartment.
When she attempted to enter her residence, police said, the perpetrator tried to pull her pants down. The victim reportedly was able to fight off the suspect, then got into her apartment and locked him out.
Police said the would-be rapist then tried to push the door open, but was unsuccessful and fled from the location. The woman was not injured.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.
Editor’s note: An earlier version, based on information the NYPD provided Thursday, incorrectly identified the location as Woodside. We regret any confusion which may have resulted.
- Woman mugged outside Woodside bank: NYPD
- Rochdale Village man suspected of killing brother in double shooting: cops
- Nursing home caregivers arrested for neglect of disabled resident in Far Rockaway