A woman was raped and robbed by a man who broke into her Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning.
According to the NYPD, the man "broke a basement apartment window with a brick" around 4:30 a.m. and slipped into the apartment, located in a residential building near Central Avenue and Madison Street in Bushwick. The noise of shattered glass woke up the resident, a 22-year-old woman, who confronted the intruder. Police say he then "forced her to the bedroom where he proceeded to rape her."
The man fled after taking the woman's Samsung S9 cellphone and wallet, which had $65 cash and credit cards. The woman was taken to Interfaith Hospital in stable condition. She has since been treated and released.
Police describe the suspect as being in his mid-20s, approximately 5'8" tall and 150 pounds with a thin build and a full beard. He was last seen wearing blue Adidas sweatpants with white stripes, a multi-colored hooded winter jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, black sneakers and a light blue crocheted cap. The police also released video footage of the suspect:
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 on Twitter @NYPDTips.