Update 7/24: Cops have released this additional surveillance video of the suspect:
Cops are searching for a suspect connected to four sexual assault attempts within hours in Crown heights last week, stalking women into their apartments and elevators, police said.
All four women fought off the suspect — including a knee to the groin — and didn’t sustain physical injuries, said cops.
The assault spree began just before midnight on July 12, when the suspect reportedly grabbed a 22-year-old woman outside an apartment building near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, cops said. He clamped his hand over her mouth, pushed her against the wall, and touched her while demanding sex, according to police. She successfully fought back and he fled the scene.
Then at 1am on July 13, he attacked a 29-year-old woman near St. Marks Avenue and New York Avenue, after following her home and pushing her inside as she opened the door. He attempted to wrap his arms around her body, but she fought him off, said cops.
An hour later, he followed a 22-year-old woman into an apartment building near Albany Avenue and Sterling Place. As she opened the door, he allegedly pushed her inside, clamped his hand over her mouth and dragged her to the floor before assaulting and threatening her with a knife. She kneed him in the groin, cops said, and he fled the building.
At 3:36am near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, he followed a 32-year-old woman onto the elevator, covered her mouth, and tried to pull her down. He ran off after she screamed, punched, and kicked him, cops said.
Police had previously released surveillance photos of the suspect wearing a baseball cap and a black T-shirt with white lettering spelling “F*** you, you f***ing f***”. In another photo he was seen shirtless, wearing light colored pants.
On Tuesday, the NYPD released a video of the suspect walking down a sidewalk wearing the black T-shirt and baseball cap.
Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers website or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
This story was originally published on 7/19