NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD want your help finding the man they said tried to rape a woman in Lower Manhattan.
Police say the suspect started talking to a 25-year-old woman 9 p.m. Saturday on board a Manhattan-bound F train in Brooklyn. When she got off the train at Chambers Street, he continued to follow her on the street.READ MORE: Search For Answers After 91-Year-Old Nicholas Rappa Found Dead After Being Tied Up, Beaten, Possibly Suffocated In His Pelham Manor Garage
Police say when they got to Franklin Street near Broadway, police say the suspect shoved the woman into the vestibule of a building and tried to tear her clothes off and sexually assault her.READ MORE: New York Auto Show Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Delta Variant Concerns
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Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.