The man shown in the above security footage allegedly raped a woman in her East Village apartment building.
Around 6 a.m. Sunday, the suspect followed a 22-year-old woman into her East Sixth Street building and sexually assaulted her in the stairwell, the police say. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition.
The suspect is said to be about 25 years old and 180 pounds. He wore short hair, a dark baseball cap, a black bubble jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers on the morning of the attack.
Update, Dec. 31: Police now say the suspect also forced himself onto another woman. The earlier incident happened early in the morning on Dec. 16, when police say the man followed a 19-year-old woman into the elevator of a Roosevelt Drive building and then grabbed her butt and breasts and tried to force a kiss. The victim was able to escape, but not before being fondled again.