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Police Looking For Man Who Attempted To Rape 13-Year-Old Girl In Gravesend Elevator


Police are seeking the man sketched above in connection to the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl.

According to authorities, the man was riding the elevator of a building on Avenue Z and West 2nd Street with the 13-year-old girl at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. When the elevator reached the basement, he pulled a pair of scissors, forced her off the elevator, and attempted to sexually assault her, cops said.

DNAinfo reported a police spokeperson saying that the man was “unable to complete his act and fled,” a police spokesman said.

The suspect is described as in his 30s and was last wearing all black clothing and a black beanie.

The victim did not appear to suffer any injuries.

If you have any information regarding the crime, the NYPD urges you to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577, or submit tips online to All calls are kept in strict confidentiality.

Correction (1:40 p.m.): The original headline of this article indicated the attack was in Coney Island. Readers have pointed out that it occurred in a Gravesend building, on Avenue Z and West 2nd Street. We have amended the article to reflect that.

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  1. i vote we educate young girls to self defend themselves in school as part of sexual education……

    should be a course they pass in junior high school!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN FOLKS!


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