Nassau County police released Tuesday a composite sketch of the suspect wanted for trying to rape a 22-year-old woman in downtown Westbury last week and released new details about the attack.
Special Victims Squad detectives revealed that the assailant tried to pull down the victim’s pants after attacking her from behind and knocking her to the ground at the corner of Maple Avenue at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.
The victim was walking northbound on Post Avenue while on her way home from the Long Island Rail Road station when she was attacked. The suspect, who was scared away by a bystander, was last seen fleeing eastbound on Maple Avenue, police said. The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 40s or 50s, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, who was wearing a dark-hooded sweat jacket, jeans and tan boots.
The case is the second attempted rape in central Nassau in a week. Investigators are still searching for a suspect who also tried to rape a woman in the early morning hours of Oct. 16 in East Garden City, about two miles away from the scene of the latest case.
Special Victims Squad detectives ask anyone who knows the identity, or whereabouts of this subject, or anyone with any information about this case to call them at 516-573-4022 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.