A 24-year-old woman was walking on 43rd Avenue when police said the suspect grabbed her from behind, put his hands around her mouth, pulled her to the ground and tried to sexually assault her.
Around 6 a.m. Sunday, the suspect allegedly followed a 22-year-old woman into the building and up the stairwell at East Sixth Street and Avenue D before trying to rape her.
Police believe the same suspect is behind an attempted rape and a groping incident that occurred 12 days apart in the East Village.
On Saturday morning, the NYPD Special Victims Unit tweeted that it had the suspect in custody and thanked CBS New York for covering the story.
Police in Queens are searching for a man accused of attempting to rape a 15-year-old girl.
Police on Thursday were searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to rape an 81-year-old woman in broad daylight her Lower Manhattan apartment building.
Juan Scott, 26, of 544 East 13 Street, was arrested Monday and charged with attempted rape in the first degree, police said.
Police said the victim’s cries for help at around 4 a.m. sent the suspect down a tree as an escape route.
In surveillance video, the suspect is wearing a dark hoodie, a dark t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers and carrying a white plastic bag, perhaps filled with groceries.
Ricard Lambert, 34, of Manhattan, has been charged with first-degree attempted rape, police announced Sunday morning.
Police on were searching for a suspect Friday in an attempted rape last week in a bar on Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape that took place in Queens.
The hunt is on for a man who police said tried to a rape a woman in Brooklyn over the weekend.
Police were searching Saturday for a suspect in an attempted rape near the Jerome Park reservoir in the Bronx.
Police on Thursday were asking for help in finding a suspect in an attempted rape in the Eastchester section of the Bronx.