Police are hoping for help as they search for man who allegedly tried to rape a Hudson Valley woman.

New York State Police from Brewster are trying to find Hector G. Cruz-Diaz, 35, of Danbury, C.T., formerly of Putnam County. Cruz-Diaz 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.

Cruz-Diaz and the victim knew each other, according to State Police.

Recently the Village of Brewster Court issued a warrant ordering the suspect’s arrest.

Anyone with information can contact State Police at 845-677-7300.

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