Police need the public’s help in finding a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in Bushwick last week.
According to police, the suspect — identified as a black male, mid- to late-twenties, standing between 5 feet 11 inches tall and 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing around 180 to 190 pounds — followed his 22-year-old female victim as she entered her building on Evergreen Avenue at about 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
Authorities said the suspect, armed with a kitchen knife, approached the victim from behind and forced her to the fourth floor landing where he removed her pocketbook. He then forced her to commit what police described as a criminal sex act on him.
The suspect then fled the building, police stated.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct responded to the incident; the victim was removed to a local hospital by an EMS unit, where she was treated and released.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.