NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are on the hunt for a man they say raped and robbed a woman inside her apartment in Brooklyn early Friday morning.

Police say the suspect knocked on the door of the 34-year-old victim’s apartment inside a multi-unit dwelling near the corner of 52nd Street and 7th Avenue in Sunset Park around 1:00 a.m.

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When she opened the door police say the suspect forced his way into the apartment, where he raped the victim inside her bedroom at gunpoint.

The attacker then stole $500 and restrained the victim’s arms with a sweater before running off. The otherwise uninjured victim managed to call 911 after freeing herself.

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Even though NYPD statistics show overall crime is down in the city, one problem area is rapes. Statistics show rapes are up 34 percent; 912 from the first six months of 2018 compared to 680 in 2017.

Police describe the suspect as an Asian male in his 30s. He’s roughly 5’8″ with a medium build and has tattoos on his left arm. Police say he was last seen carrying a messenger bag.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.