A 20-year-old woman was attacked earlier this month in Brooklyn, and police have released a sketch of the suspect who is wanted for robbery and attempted rape.
According to the NYPD, a woman walking near Madison Street and Patchen Avenue was grabbed by a man who approached her from behind at about midnight on November 9th. He dragged her into Reinaldo Salgado Park, threw her to the ground and punched her repeatedly. He also stole $60 from her.
Then, police say, he pushed her against a fence and sexually assaulted her before fleeing. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.
Residents were shocked, telling NBC New York, "It's petrifying. I'm usually on the phone" and "I find that bold and brazen, with police two blocks from this park."
The suspect is described as 5'9, medium build with light hazel eyes and a medium skin tone. He was last seen wearing blue sweat pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information in regard 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.