Man punches woman, tries to rape her in Brooklyn lobby

January 02, 2019 - 11:40 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Cops are searching for a man who tried to rape a woman in a Williamsburg lobby early New Year’s morning.

The 26-year-old woman was inside the first-floor entryway of an apartment building on Havermeyer Street, near South 2nd, when the man punched her in the head and tried to rape her, police said.

The man managed to pull down her underwear, but the woman was able to fight him off, according to the NYPD, which released surveillance video of the suspect Tuesday.

The man was last seen taking off down South 2nd Street towards Marcy Avenue, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).