Man Wanted In Attempted Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Bronx

Published on August 30, 2017, 12:09 pm
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Police have released a new video and a sketch in an attempt to help identify the man they said tried to rape a young teenager in Bronx.

The incident happened Monday August 14, 2017 at about 7:45 p.m. near Southern Boulevard and Leggett Avenue in the Longwood section.

According to the NYPD, the man followed the 13-year-old girl from the subway to her friend’s apartment building, cornered her in the stairwell and tried to rape her. She fought him off and he fled.

Detectives obtained the video of the man, which can be seen in the player above.

Watch the previously released surveillance in video below.

The man is believed to be in his mid-20s, 5-feet 5-inches tall, with a medium build and last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (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.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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