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A New York City Walgreens worker is being called a hero after stopping an attempted sexual assault, police say.

The 50-year-old reported victim was coming out of a Walgreens bathroom in Bronx, N.Y., when police say the suspect forced her back into the bathroom, WCBS reports.

A worker heard the woman’s screams as police say the suspect knocked her to the ground, covered her mouth and tried to take off her pants. When the worker came to investigate, the suspect ran out of the store.

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“That’s incredible; it happened here in Walgreens in the middle of the day — just shows how sometimes unsafe we are,” customer Randy Kearse told WCBS.

Walgreens did not allow the employee who reportedly intervened to speak on camera, but customers at the store were impressed by the story.

“He’s an angel, and thank God he was around,” said Tracey Cooper.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

A Walgreens worker heard screams coming from a bathroom and prevented a sexual assault, police say
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