NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to find a suspect who is wanted for raping a woman in broad daylight on the Lower East Side.

It happened Sunday, Oct. 9 around 7 a.m. and was captured on surveillance video.

The video shows the woman walking along Attorney Street pulling a suitcase. You can see the suspect come up behind her.

For some reason, he stops and puts his hat on the hood of a nearby car.

Police say he then continues after her, raping her in the middle of the sidewalk.

Police say the suspect then took off after the victim fought back, but first he stops to get his hat.

Many woman in the neighborhood say what’s so scary about the attack is that the victim was just walking down the street on a Sunday morning.

“You wouldn’t think it would happen,” said Lower East Side resident Adie Koby. “I wouldn’t.”

Watch the surveillance video below:

Police say the suspect is a black man between 20 and 22-years-old. They describe him as being 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a skinny build weighing about 160 pounds.

If you have any information, call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or go to

This attack is just another in a long list of sexual assaults that have happened around the city.

In just the past few months, at least two dozen women have been sexually assaulted in Brooklyn and Queens.

At least 20 incidents have been reported in South Brooklyn, and police have recently arrested two men suspected of attacks there.

On Monday, police arrested a suspect in connection with an attack in Sunset Park back in May.

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Comments (5)
  1. Michael says:

    rape is definitely wrong, intolerable and inexcusable BUT in this video, I see nothing on this video indicating a rape occurred. It looks like he just pushed her down and ran off. Granted maybe the video was edited to remove that part – but the news report should have said the video was edited….

  2. nygrump says:

    Having an ad on a rape video is in very poor taste.


    NO mention of race of perpatrator?
    Ship em back !
    Congoids, arabs and mestizo and the jew they rode in on.
    INTERNET SITES FOR WHITES; (western voices world news ) great

    1. General says:

      Re-read the article. It describes the suspect.

  4. pinkie says:

    he dont have no life so he want to mess up females life with his ignorance

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