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NYPD Searches For Anti-Gay Assault And Robbery Suspect

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)New York City police are searching for a suspect in an anti-gay sex assault and robbery in Brooklyn.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan with details of the Labor Day attack

Police say the 24-year-old victim was approached by a man who pretended to have a gun on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 5. The suspect robbed his cell phone and asked about his sexual orientation.

Police say the suspect berated the victim with anti-gay slurs– and then sexually assaulted him.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Julius Wright, also known as “Stinky.” Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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