The police are hoping the public can help them identify the suspect who forced his way into an Upper West Side woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her last week.
Just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, a 36-year-old woman was walking home near Central Park West and West 105th Street when she was followed by a man. He entered the building after her, and she reportedly confronted him on the third floor, but he insisted he was seeing a friend. Later, he managed to enter her apartment and sexually assaulted her.
The police released video of the suspect, who is described as a man in his 40s, about 6'2" in height and 200 pounds who was wearing a striped long-sleeved shirt and brown slacks:
The victim spoke to WCBS 2 after the attack, "I know exactly how he looked. I know exactly. He made the mistake of leaving his hat in my apartment.... I’m not afraid and I’m still not going to be afraid and this man is not going to make me afraid."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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.