NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect in the rape of a woman in her apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn this past weekend.
Around 10:35 a.m. Saturday, the 24-year-old victim was asleep in her bed when the suspect entered her apartment near Halsey Street and Central Avenue and sexually assaulted.READ MORE: NYPD: 5 People Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In Upper Manhattan
The woman was able to push the man off and he fled, police said. The woman was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull where she was treated and released, police said.READ MORE: Prisoner Escapes From Custody At Bellevue Hospital
The suspect was described as a white male standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black jeans.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.