Woman attacked while walking from bus stop

September 30, 2011 3:15:05 PM PDT
New York City police are looking for a man who attempted to rape a woman as she walked from a bus stop on Staten Island.

The woman, 19, said she was grabbed from behind along Oakland Avenue around 9:00 last Monday night.

The suspect forced her to the ground and attempted to remove his pants and rape her, police said.

The victim's screams alerted a witness, a 56-year-old man, who started to yell at the suspect.

At that point, the suspect fled the scene.

He is described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, slim build with shoulder length wavy blonde hair which was in a pony-tail. He was wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt and light blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.