A woman in New York fiercely struggled to avoid getting raped. Cops are now hunting for the suspect, who escaped after physically harming the woman.

Police tweeted a photo of the suspect and gave out details of the incident that happened on Aug 8 in Bronx.

It was almost 5am on Sunday, when the 33-year-old woman was approached by the stranger, who tried to chat her up, said police, as reported by New York Daily News. The woman tried to ignore him, but then he exposed himself and told her to perform a sex act on him. He even threatened to stab her if she didn’t do what she was told to do.

She ran, but fell down on a sidewalk. The man then mounted her while she lay on the ground. While she tried to fight off, the man tried to stab her and punched her in the face. Later, the woman, who suffered some bruises, called 911.

In a similar incident in New York on Monday, a man attacked and robbed a 37-year-old woman in an attempted rape. According to police, he forced her into a nearby building and started tearing off her clothes after which he tried to rape her. She tried to fight him off and used her nails to scratch his face, as per Pix 11.

The man then assaulted her, punched her in the face and stomach. He later grabbed her iPhone and ran away, police said. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and is in a stable condition, according to cops. Investigators found a surveillance video that showed the attacker walking through the neighborhood before the assault. Arrests are yet to be made.

Cops have described the slim built attacker as a 5 feet, 8 inches tall man, who weighs around 130 lbs.

In another attempted rape incident, police are searching for a pervert who choked a 40-year-old woman unconscious during an attack on a C train in upper Manhattan, cops said earlier this month, as per New York Daily News.

The train was heading to its last stop when the man with dreadlocks grabbed the woman and asked for her belongings. He then proceeded to slam her into the seats and choke her until she lost consciousness. When she passed out, he allegedly molested and tried to rape her. After some time, the train's doors opened. He then dragged the woman, who was still unconscious, onto the platform and fled.

She did not sustain any serious physical injuries.

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