Police search for suspect in attempted rape near Myrtle and Tompkins avenues in Bedford-Stuyvestant
BROOKLYN - Police are searching for a man who they say attempted to rape a woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The attempted rape occurred near Myrtle and Tompkins avenues.
Police say a man followed the 22-year-old victim inside the vestibule of a building shortly before 3 p.m. Monday.
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They say the man approached the woman from behind, grabbed her by the neck and pretended he had a gun. He then allegedly pushed her into the stairwell, tried to take the woman's clothing off and groped her.
When the victim started screaming, the suspect took off.