Man Attempts Rape in Crown Heights Building

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video attempting to rape a woman in the stairwell of a Crown Heights apartment building.

The incident occurred at around 1:00am Friday night in a building located near the corner of Union Street and Bedford Ave.

In the surveillance video, which was released on Sunday, the man is seen following a woman up several flights of stairs. Police say the attacker tried talking to the woman while he followed her. The culprit then pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her.

When the woman was able to fight him off, he fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20’s, approximately 5’9″, and 130 Lbs. The suspect was clean shaven, with close-cut hair and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are strictly confidential.

Please note: The following video depicts disturbing images that may not be suitable for children. View at your own discretion.


  • 1. jewish dude wrote:

    Give the lady a ny city legal pepper spray for self defense. This is to terrible for words i hope she is doing ok.

  • 2. rk wrote:

    pepper spray for sure. HaShem Yishmor, think of all the women who live alone for various reasons, and come back to such apartment buildings. How horrific. At the very least, THEY HAD SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS UP.

  • 3. Sicko wrote:

    Rapists are the ultimate cowards. I hope he rots in jail for a long time where he can get some of his own treatment

  • 4. dovid wrote:

    but we are busy worrying about crimes that took place 50 years ago from our own brothers instead of keeping safe from the rest of the world from crimes happening today in our community

  • 7. anonymous wrote:

    She should have screamed as soon as he began following her. Noise scares anyone.

  • 9. Keep safe wrote:

    Really sad. These animals who live in crown heights should be locked up. Seriously!

  • 10. pepper spray? wrote:

    you do know that there is 99% chance that the sprayer will be also sprayed.
    how will she (he) react getting sprayed?
    how will the attacker, who probably has been sprayed before, act?
    ok, maybe only 90% chance. stop yelling

  • 12. z wrote:

    this idiot touched the banister and walls everywhere.. his fingerprints are all over the place… something is really wrong if they cannot find him..


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