114th Pct.: Attempted Rape

114th Attempted RapeATTEMPTED RAPE – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect (left) wanted in connection to an attempted rape.

At 3:25 a.m. on Feb. 23, the victim, a 22-year-old female, was walking on 30th Avenue in Astoria when the suspect approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground, attempting to rape her. The victim fought with the suspect, causing the suspect to flee.

The suspect has been described as an Hispanic male in his early 30s, 5-foot-7, weighing 145 lbs. Surveillance photos of the suspect have been obtained during a video canvass of the area.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.