Neighbor’s call helps stop sexual assault on Bushwick street

Detectives are looking for a man who tried to rape a 36-year-old woman on a Bushwick street early Friday morning.

According to police, the assault occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on Starr Street near Irving Avenue.

Image courtesy of the NYPD
Image courtesy of the NYPD

Reportedly, the perpetrator approached the victim from behind, grabbed her by her waist and threw her to the ground. Seconds later, police said, the attacker sexually assaulted her with his hand.

As the victim struggled with the suspect and screamed for help, authorities noted, a resident at a nearby building called out from the window. This prompted the perpetrator to flee the location before he could sexually assault her further, police stated.

Officers from the 83rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The victim was treated for her injuries at Woodhull Hospital Center.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter the code TIP577. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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