Northeast Times

Attempted rape reported in Mayfair

A man with a knife jumped an 18-year-old girl on a May­fair Street last week and un­buttoned her pants be­fore she fought him off and he fled, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, who are try­ing to identi­fy the at­tack­er.

The struggle oc­curred at about 11 p.m. on Jan. 21 on the 3200 block of Un­ruh Ave., just west of Frank­ford Av­en­ue.

The vic­tim told po­lice she was walk­ing down the street when a red car pulled be­side her and a man in the pas­sen­ger seat at­temp­ted to en­gage her in con­ver­sa­tion. She ig­nored the man and con­tin­ued walk­ing.

Mo­ments later, a man ap­proached her from be­hind, covered her mouth and held a knife to her throat. As she res­isted him, the at­tack­er un­buttoned her pants and tried to slice her shirt, po­lice said. When the red car pulled up be­side them, the at­tack­er got in­to the vehicle, which took off in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

The car was de­scribed as an older mod­el Honda, small and red with small aero­dy­nam­ic wings and tin­ted win­dows. A young-look­ing white man was the driver. The guy with the knife was de­scribed as black, in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall and thin with a mus­tache and beard. He wore cargo pants with the word “Army” prin­ted on them, as well as tan Tim­ber­land boots and a black North Face hooded sweat­shirt with white let­ter­ing. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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