Police are still hoping for help as they continue to search for man who allegedly tried to rape a Hudson Valley woman. A large reward is up for grabs.

Since July, police have been unsuccessful in their attempts to find and arrest Hector G. Cruz-Diaz. The 35-year-old from Danbury, C.T., formerly from Putnam County, is wanted for attempted rape and burglary.

On March 20, 2016, troopers were dispatched to a home on Main Street in the Village of Brewster for a reported sexual assault.

An investigation indicated that Cruz-Diaz unlawfully entered a woman’s home and attempted to rape a 24-year-old woman, police say. He fled prior to police arrival.

According to State Police, Cruz-Diaz and the victim knew each other. Cruz is described as being a 5’3” 140 pound Hispanic man.

In July, the Village of Brewster Court issued a warrant ordering the suspect’s arrest.

New York State Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Diaz.

To be eligible for the Crime Stoppers reward, anyone with information should call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS. Tipsters can also visit https://nyscrimestoppers.org and leave a confidential tip.

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