Suspect sought in 2 attempted rapes in Crown Heights in less than 2 hours

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn are searching for a suspect wanted for two attempted rapes within an hour and a half.

Surveillance video of the suspect shows him wearing a t-shirt with a phrase using the "F" word three times. In the next surveillance photos, he's shirtless, running away bare chested after both victims managed to fight him off.

The first incident happened on Thursday at around 2 a.m. inside a building near Albany Avenue and Sterling Place in Crown Heights.

The suspect followed a 22-year-old woman into her building and pushed her inside her apartment when she opened the door.

The suspect placed his hand over the victim's mouth and dragged her down to the floor.

He touched her genitals as he told her he had a knife and would kill her if she didn't keep quiet.

The victim fought back and kneed the individual in the groin.

He then fled the apartment and out of the building.

Then a little while later at around 3:36 a.m. that same morning, he followed a woman into a building at Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue.

He followed the 32-year-old victim onto the elevator.

When the elevator stopped on the victim's floor and she stepped off, the individual placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to pull her down to the floor.

The victim screamed and punched and kicked at the suspect.

The man released the victim and fled the building.

He is described as in his 20s, 6'0" to 6'2", with a goatee; last seen wearing a black shirt with white lettering, light blue jeans, a black baseball cap and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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