THE BRONX - Police are searching for a man who followed a 33-year-old woman inside her apartment and attempted to rape her. 

It happened on Wednesday near East 162nd Street and Sheraton Avenue. 

Police say the man followed the 33-year-old inside the elevator of her building and began to strike up a conversation with her. 

They say when the woman left the elevator and walked to her door, the man followed her. According to police, the man pulled his pants down and began to grab the woman from behind. 

Police say another man walked up to the two, and the suspect ran away. 

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect, who can be seen pulling up his pants as he leaves the woman’s building. 

They say the man is described as being 5’8”,  160 pounds and was last seen wearing a striped-hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

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