Police: Dirtbag tried to rape Sunset Park woman at knifepoint in her building’s lobby

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Police are looking for a dirtbag who they say tried to rape a woman at knifepoint in her Sunset Park apartment building on Saturday night.

The 29-year-old victim was in the lobby of her building on 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues when the slimeball pulled a blade on her just before midnight, authorities said.

The pervert put the knife her throat and removed her pants and underwear, then groped her before running off, police said.

Emergency responders brought the woman to a local hospital where doctors released her in stable condition, cops said.

The victim’s family told WABC-TV that she was returning home from a date when she was assaulted.

Surveillance video shows the creep wearing a dark grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Police describe the perp as a slim, light-skinned man standing around 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10.

There have been three other rapes in the 66th Precinct already this year, according to the police statistics, up from just one in the precinct — which covers Borough Park, Kensington, and parts of Sunset Park — over the same period last year. Citizens reported 20 rapes in the area in 2015.

Police ask anyone with information about the guy to call (800) 577–8477, or submit tips by logging on to, or by texting 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Bring back 78th precinct crime blotter!
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