NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man forced his way into New York University’s Catholic Center on Thursday morning and raped a woman, police said.
The attack occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the Thompson Street building, where the 24-year-old woman was confronted as she opened the door, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported. The victim, who works in lay ministry at the center, arrived to set up a breakfast for priests when she was jumped.
The man pushed the woman inside, beat her and raped her, police said. The attacker stole the woman’s iPhone and then fled, police told CBS 2’s John Slattery.