Cops hunt for suspect in Lower East Side attempted sex attack

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LOWER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK (PIX11)– Cops need your help finding the man in this surveillance video.

On Wednesday July 10th authorities say the man attempted to get access into an apartment on the Lower East Side.

A woman noticed the suspect trying to get in so she buzzed him in.

Once inside the man cornered the woman in a stairwell and asked the victim to perform a sex act on him.

When she refused he grabbed her.

The victim screamed causing the suspect to panic.

He grabbed her purse, dropped it on the floor, took her cell phone and fled the scene.

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