NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman in Springfield Gardens a day before Christmas.

The suspect, believed to be between 18 and 24-years-old, followed a 47-year-old woman off a bus near 140 Avenue and Coombs Street on Dec. 24 around 6:40 p.m. and then sexually assaulted her, police said.

The suspect, who was last seen wearing a dark colored coat, dark colored pants, white sneakers, and a black back pack, fled in a unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be submitted to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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