The police are looking for a suspect who is accused of preying upon an elderly woman, holding her captive and then raping her in her Brooklyn home yesterday.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred in the 60th Precinct, which encompasses Coney Island and Brighton Beach. At 1:40 a.m., investigators say an unknown male "gained entry inside the 82-year-old female victim's private residence while she was outside sweeping the street. The victim went back inside her residence and went inside her bedroom. The suspect, who was hiding inside the bedroom, then assaulted the victim and demanded money at knifepoint. The victim did not have any money to provide to the suspect, and he remained inside the apartment for several hours."
At 4 a.m., police say the suspect raped the woman and then fled, "stealing an umbrella and a bag containing clothing." She was taken to Kings County Hospital for evaluation.
Police released surveillance video of the suspect, described as being 20-30 years old, 5'8" tall, 160 pounds, with an Afro and a light beard. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with unknown writing on the front, grey sweat pants, and Converse sneakers with white laces.
Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.