NYPD: Man Follows Woman Into Manhattan Apartment, Forces His Way Inside

July 27, 2019 - 4:34 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Police say a man followed a woman to her East Village apartment before forcing his way inside and throwing her to the ground — an attack that was ultimately foiled by the woman’s roommate.

The man followed the 21-year-old woman Friday morning to her apartment building near Avenue A and East 12th Street, police said.

When she got to her building, he continued to follow her up to her apartment, pushed his way in and then threw her to the ground, according to police.

But the woman’s roommate was home and the man took off after seeing the roommate, police said.

There were no reported physical injuries.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.