Video: Police Search For Suspect in Two East Village Attacks

Following two attacks in the East Village, the NYPD has released surveillance video from one of the incidents. Here’s their advisory:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following individual wanted in connection to an attempted rape which occurred within the confines of the 9 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows: On Sunday, December 28, 2014 at approximately 6:06 a.m., the suspect followed a 22 year-old female victim into an apartment building on East 6 Street and sexually assaulted her in the stairwell. The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition. The suspect is described as a male, dark skinned, approximately 25 years-old, approximately 180 lbs., with short cut hair, wearing a dark baseball cap, black bubble jacket, blue jeans, and black sneakers. The following incident has been combined to the above incident forming a pattern: On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at approximately 12:45 a.m., a 19 year-old female victim was walking into an elevator in the lobby of an apartment building located on Roosevelt Drive when the suspect entered behind her and grabbed her buttocks and breasts and attempted to forcibly kiss her. A struggle ensued and the victim fled the elevator and the building where again, the suspect grabbed her buttocks before fleeing the location. The suspect is wearing a Yankee hat. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.