A woman was sleeping in her Brooklyn apartment when she was awoken by an armed man who tied her up and then raped her early yesterday, police say.
The suspect told her, "Do you want me to rape you or kill you?", according to WABC 7.
The assault occurred at 1:30 a.m. on July 25, inside an apartment near DeKalb Avenue and Wilson Avenue: The NYPD says "a 29-year-old female victim was sleeping when she heard her door being opened at which time an unknown male approached her displaying a silver firearm then proceeded to forcibly rape the victim and remove some personal items of the victim before fleeing in an unknown direction."
The victim was treated at Woodhull Hospital.
The suspect is described as being around 34 years old, 6'1" and 195 pounds. The police released a surveillance image as well as a police sketch of him.
Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.