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Police release footage of man wanted for questioning in attempted rape of woman in Dyker Heights

DYKER HEIGHTS — Police have released additional surveillance footage of a man wanted for questioning in the investigation of the attempted rape of a woman in Dyker Heights late last month.

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 www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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