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Police: Man Robbed, Tried To Rape Woman In Bed-Stuy

Cops Release Sketch Of Suspect
A police sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery and sexual assault in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (credit: CBS 2)

A police sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery and sexual assault in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who robbed and tried to rape a woman earlier this month in a Brooklyn park.

A 20-year-old woman was walking near Madison Street and Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant around midnight on Nov. 10 when the suspect approached her from behind and dragged her into Reinaldo Salgado Park, police said. There, he threw her to the ground, punched her repeatedly and stole $60 from her, according to authorities. The man then pushed the victim against a fence and sexaully assaulted her before fleeing, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. He is described as standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and having a medium build, light hazel eyes and a medium skin tone. He was last seen wearing blue sweatpants and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the attack to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 or to submit a tip online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com. All communications are kept confidential.

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