Police: Man Wanted for Attempted Rape in 72nd Street Subway Station


Surveillance image from the second incident. Via NYPD.

Police are looking for the man in the photo above in connection to an attempted rape in the subway station at 72nd Street and Broadway on Saturday. He’s also wanted for an attempted rape in Park Slope.

The police description is below.

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at approximately 1135 hours, inside the subway station located at the corner of Broadway and West 72 Street. A 36-year-old female victim exited the Southbound 1# train and attempted to transfer onto the 3# train, at which time an unknown individual blocked the victim from entering the train and dragged the her towards the end of the platform. The individual began touching the victims chest and buttocks and attempted to forcibly remove the victims pants. The victim scratched the individual’s face, causing him to flee back into the subway system. The victim sustained minor injuries, EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai West where she is being treated for minor injuries.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at approximately 1310 hours, inside the subway station located at the corner of Prospect Park and Prospect Park West. While aboard the Southbound F train and unknown individual approached a 25-year-old female victim, punched her in the chest knocking her off her feet and onto the bench. The individual got on top of the victim and lifted up her skirt, a witness alerted the conductor, the conductor entered the train car and yelled at the individual causing him to flee into the next train car, the conductor opened the train car doors, the victim was able to take a photo of the individual before he fled the train into the subway station. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical assistance.

The individual is described as a male, light complexion, 25-30 years-old, approximately 5’4″ tall, weighing 140 lbs., thin build, brown eyes, with short straight hair. He was last seen wearing a black Florida Marlins base ball cap, a black and green hooded windbreaker, tan belt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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