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.
Associate Regional Editor
Brooklyn and Queens Patch