Cops seek man who attacked, attempted to rape woman in Dyker Heights

DYKER HEIGHTS — Police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked and tried to rape a woman in Dyker Heights.

According to authorities, on Saturday, Aug. 31 at around 1:20 a.m., the victim, a 41-year-old woman, was walking near Battery Avenue and 86th Street when the suspect approached her from behind, placed her in a chokehold and attempted to assault her sexually. The woman was able to break free from the suspect.

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 CrimeStoppers website at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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