An unidentified man wearing a T-shirt laced with profanities followed home and then tried to force himself on two women in separate incidents between 2:00am and 3:00am this past Thursday in Crown Heights.
Both victims managed to fight him away, and now the NYPD is trying to identify and apprehend him before he strikes again.
Surveillance video of the suspect shows him wearing a t-shirt with a phrase using the “F” word three times. In the next surveillance photos, he’s shirtless, running away bare chested after both victims managed to fight him off.
The first incident happened at around 2:00am inside a building near Albany Avenue and Sterling Place.
The suspect followed a 22-year-old woman into her building and pushed her inside her apartment when she opened the door. He then placed his hand over her mouth, dragged her down to the floor, and groped her. He told her he had a knife and would kill her if she didn’t keep quiet.
The victim fought back and kneed the perpetrator in the groin. He then fled the apartment and out of the building.
About an hour later, the man followed a 32-year-old woman into an apartment building on Dean Street and Nostrand Avenue. When she got out of the elevator on the fifth floor, he came up to her from behind, put his hand over her mouth and tried to assault her, but she pushed him away and he fled.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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