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Police release sketch of man who tried to rape woman in Queens

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WOODSIDE, Queens — Police are looking for a male suspected of trying to rape a women in Queen's Woodside neighborhood, officials said.

A 24-year-old woman told officers that she was in the lobby of a building on Woodside Avenue on June 9 when the suspect approached her from behind around 10:30 p.m., according to officials. The man then pushed her against the wall and pulled down her pants, police said.

The suspect fled after the woman screamed, police said.

The male suspect is described as around 20 years old with a slim but muscular build, black spiky hair and a dark complexion, according to the NYPD. He was last seen wearing a striped tank top and black shorts, police said.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect to the public for help in identifying the suspect.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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