NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have identified suspect wanted in a brutal sex attack on an 82-year-old woman in Brooklyn.
Investigators said they are now looking for 18-year-old Asa Robert in connection with the attack, which happened early Monday morning in Brighton Beach.READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
Robert is seen on surveillance video lurking outside the woman’s home around 1:30 a.m. Monday, police said. He then walks off camera and sneaks in the house through the unlocked front door as the woman was sweeping outside, police said.
“She’s always out here cleaning the streets, she’s keeping the street very clean,” neighbor Gary Perisi told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell. “Always smiles, does her thing. Doesn’t bother anyone.”