Brooklyn Women On Edge After Park Slope Rape

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A rapist is on the loose in Brooklyn after a brazen daytime attack.

Police said an armed, masked man demanded money from a 22-year-old worker at a Park Slope bakery. When the victim said she didn’t have any, the attacker forced the woman, who was working alone, to a back room and raped her just before 9 a.m. on Friday, police said.

Authorities declined to release further details about the incident to avoid identifying the victim.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg speaks with women in Park Slope about the incident

Officials transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where she was treated and released.

The NYPD described the suspect as a black male, 160 pounds, 5-feet-5-inches tall and wearing dark clothing.

Women in the area are on edge and hope the suspect will be caught soon.

“I hope they catch him. Rape is a very, very devastating thing, and I hope they catch him—whoever he is,” one woman told 1010 WINS.

“I’m pretty cautious in regards to going out when I think I could be in danger, but yeah, that’s definitely a concern. That’s a huge concern,” another woman said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

  • irinNYC

    B e warned: If u look carefully while browsing common
    comment sections with out fail there are rac ist or agitating comments
    from trolls, who get their kicks out of inciting anger & hate.
    Please don’t bother responding of taking the bait.

  • TK

    Wow,Some of the comments sound like they are comming from 1950s Mississippi !!

  • Skeletorumbero

    Wow..the comments really give you an idea of the amount of ignorance out there. Scary.

  • Aviv Rosenthal

    So much for black history month.

  • AliRaza Williams

    hey! she is a woman and she can defend herself. remember american women want their EQUAL rights. let them be equal enough to defend themselves against men. she didn’t need a “man” by her side to open the store. she is equal to a man, remember? you forgot about being equal?? remember equality???

  • Jack

    Maybe there’d be less incidents like this if normal, law abiding citizens were allowed to carry guns in NYC just like all the criminals do. He was armed and the girl wasn’t. Does this make any sense? Thank you so much you stupid NYC liberal politicians. I want my NYC back!!!

  • atty edilberto b

    Where were the police the? busy collecting tong and payola money? Just asking. Hehe hehe hehe hihi hihi haha..!!!

  • nick

    Are they sure he was black ? sometimes they are Blueberry in color, its easy to confuse

  • atty edilberto b

    Where did my comment go podted and submitted a minute ago? did u not like its contents? just asking. thank you..!!!

  • Jack

    Of course he’s black. Seems like 80% of rapists are black and the other 19% is hispanic or white. LAst 1% is asian, I guess?

  • Ellen

    No woman or man should be left alone at work. Maybe what these shops need is a security alarm system, that, or a pair of pit bulls.

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  • mark aleshnick

    ANYONE ever hear the term R A C I S M?

    • voiceofreason

      yes, thats why im so sick of all these black men targeting white women!!

  • Blackheywood

    well he could be a rapist Rabbi too.

  • nobama

    I guess a few years from now it will be inappropriate to describe someone’s race as “black”.

  • JasonS

    A black male? This cannot be!

    • ruben robles

      so what you want to call that rapist, a WHITE MALE?

  • PS Brooklyn

    Porn? Give me a break,…. porn. Stupid.

  • Nemesis

    With so much trashy porn around, what else would you expect from these puzzy whipped losers?

  • stella fuoco

    The NYPD described the suspect as a black male.

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