Police were searching Tuesday evening for a suspect who tried to rape a woman in Central Park the night before.
Saul Alvarez, 21, grabbed his would-be victim from behind and covered her mouth as he dragged her into a wooded area near Lasker Pool at the northern edge of the park around 10:45 Friday night.
Police said the man rode the elevator down the basement with the girl and then threatened her with a pair of scissors.
The man allegedly came up behind a woman in Forest Park in Woodhaven and tased her in the neck before sexually assaulting her.
Demetrius Morales, 23, is facing charges of attempted rape, forcible touching, and third-degree sexual abuse.
According to investigators, the suspect offered to help the 21-year-old victim with her bags and then attempted to rape her in the stairwell as the two walked up to the street.
The 42-year-old victim was jogging when she was thrown to the ground by the suspect, who removed her pants. However, the suspect fled the scene when the victim fought back, police said.
Police on Saturday were asking the public to help solve an attempted rape in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
Police are looking for a man in connection with an attempted rape in Washington Heights.
Authorities said the 20-year-old victim had just exited the cab and entered the vestibule area of apartment building on 30th Street and 34th Avenue when the driver of that cab followed her.
The suspect is about 5-feet-8-inches tall and approximately 170 pounds, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
The NYPD asked for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of an attempted rape Friday night in Manhattan’s Riverside Park.
Around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a man grabbed a 25-year-old woman from behind, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her, police said.
The most recent victim suffered lacerations to her arms and face as well as a broken ankle.
Police in Brooklyn have released a second surveillance video of a suspect wanted in two attempted rapes targeting older women.