Another predator attempted to rape a woman near Prospect Park on Saturday, according to police — just the latest in a spate of similar assaults in and around the park in recent weeks.
Cops say the 23-year-old victim was walking near Seventh Avenue and Garfield Place at around 4:40 am on July 2 when a creep came up behind her, pushed her to the ground, and began to pull down his pants.
The victim then threw her purse at the guy, and he ran off, authorities said.
Police released security footage of a suspect, who they say is around 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall, and 150–170 pounds. The film also shows him sporting a moustache.
The attack was less than a week after a sicko attempted to rape a woman in nearby Windsor Terrace, on 16th Street between 11th Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest. That guy also attacked the woman from behind, pushing her down to the pavement, but a police spokesman said cops don’t believe the two crimes are related.
Last month, another creep assaulted a woman on Second Street between Seventh and Eighth avenue in Park Slope, while two guys repeatedly punched a woman in the face while trying to rape her on Tennis Court near Ocean Avenue in Ditmas Park, according to police.
And in April, yet another predator tried to rape a woman as she was jogging through Prospect Park, according to a report.
Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdc