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Police on the Hunt for Rapist Who Attacked Woman on Decatur St. Sunday Morning

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

Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man who sexually assaulted a woman early Sunday morning within the confines of the 81st Precinct in Bed-Stuy.

According to police reports, on Sunday, February 24, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was returning home from a night out when she was assaulted by a complete stranger.

The woman said she was entering her front gate on Decatur Street near Ralph Avenue when she saw a strange man. He grabbed her by the neck, and then demanded she give up all her cash.

The victim proceeded to give the male two dollars. The suspect then pulled the victim's underwear down and raped her, before choking the victim again and fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 20 - 26 years old, 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 9, with a thin mustache. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored jacket, and blue sneakers. (see sketch)

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Due to an error, a police alert that accompanied this crime was posted to the bottom of this article. It should not have been. Patch regrets the error.

Robert Myers
Associate Regional Editor
Brooklyn and Queens Patch

bkchic March 01, 2013 at 12:31 AM
I agree 100%. This woman was already violated and now her address in on display for everyone to see!!!!
Charles E. March 01, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Perhaps just identifying the location as Decatur near Ralph would have been better. I suppose that this was done in a hurry or there is just not enough staff, but more care needs to be taken especially when the person is the victim of certain types of crimes. This is much more important than poor grammar, punctuation and literary construct, although more attention to that would certainly make the writing easier to understand. Thank you for the time and effort you do put forth.
ShIrley Vill March 03, 2013 at 03:11 PM
I was appalled when at the conclusion of this article, the address of the young woman was published. How could you? Do these reports go through editing? You should be ashamed of yourselves I sincerely hope she takes action against you.
Lynette March 03, 2013 at 09:51 PM
The address still appears in the related topics tag. Please fix this.
Robert Myers March 04, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Can you please share the link you're seeing?

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