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NYPD looking for East Village rape suspect

East Village rape suspect

East Village rape suspect Credit: Image courtesy of NYPD

Police need help apprehending a man suspected of trying to rape a woman in her East Village apartment early Sunday.

The suspect, a white man between 25 and 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 170 pounds, followed the 27-year-old woman into her First Avenue residence about 3 a.m., pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her. She fought back and he fled. A video of the suspect was obtained from a residential building nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-TIPS, visit or text 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

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