Man Wanted for Attempted Sexual Assault on Hester
The NYPD is in pursuit of an individual wanted for attempted sexual assault. According to reports, at about 6 pm Monday night, the suspect banged on the front door to a Hester Street apartment building to gain access. A 12-year-old female resident obliged, and was consequently chased to the third floor stairwell, where the man attempted to assault her.
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However, the assailant fled the scene on foot, and the victim was unhurt. Police describe the suspect as a white male between 25 and 30, about 5’9″ tall, and roughly 175 lbs. Surveillance footage from the building shows him wearing a blue jacket, brown pants, and a gray beanie.
Anyone with information in regards to this sexual assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit your tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting your tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.