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NYPD Looking For Suspect In Attempted Chinatown Rape

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City police are looking for a suspect wanted in an attempted Chinatown rape Wednesday morning.

Ming Lai Florist
Photo/Al Jones

Authorities say a 47-year-old woman working at the Ming Lai Florist -- located at 103 Mosco Street -- was attacked by a man posing as a customer around 11:30 a.m.

As the victim tried to assist him, the suspect grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground and tried to drag her into a rear storage room, 5th Precinct Deputy Inspector Gin Yee said.

1010 WINS' Al Jones reported the victim was able to fight off the attacker, who ran off into Columbus Park.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated.

Witnesses described the suspect as a man in his 20's, around 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark sneakers, jean shorts, an Oakland A's hat and a gray or tan sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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