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Brooklyn woman, 47, is sexually assaulted and robbed by a man who followed her into her apartment, pretended he had a gun and tied her up

 Police in New York City are hunting for a man who has been accused of following a woman to her apartment in Brooklyn in broad daylight, tying her up while pretending he was armed with a gun and sexually assaulting her. 

The attack took pace at around 12.40pm on Thursday in the area of Avenue N and East 33rd Street in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.

According to police, the assailant followed the woman up to her apartment, pushed an object resembling a gun into her back and ordered her to open the door.


Police in New York City are searching for this man, who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon after following her home

Police in New York City are searching for this man, who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon after following her home 

The suspect was seen driving away from the scene in Marine Park in this 2012 grey Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

The suspect was seen driving away from the scene in Marine Park in this 2012 grey Mitsubishi Outlander SUV 

Once inside, the intruder punched the victim in the face, restrained her using zip ties and duct tape, and sexually assaulted her, reported CBS New York.

Before fleeing, the suspect ransacked the woman’s apartment in search of valuables, and got away with her cellphone and and an unspecified sum of cash.


When police responded to the scene, they found the woman with her hands and feet still bound.

The woman was later taken to NYC Health & Hospital/Coney Island, where she was listed in stable condition.

The victim's boyfriend told WABC she is in shock.

Police say the suspect made the victim believe he was armed with a gun before forcing his way into her apartment at Avenue N and East 33rd Street

Police say the suspect made the victim believe he was armed with a gun before forcing his way into her apartment at Avenue N and East 33rd Street 

He was described as a man with a medium build and light complexion
He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans with shiny kneepads, a black hat and a matching face covering

He was described as a man with a medium build and light complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans with shiny kneepads, a black hat and a matching face covering

The perpetrator was last seen driving westbound along Kings Highway in a 2012 grey Mitsubishi Outlander SUV.

The NYPD has released surveillance video, showing the wanted man dressed in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans with shiny kneepads, a black hat and a matching face covering.

He was described as a man with a medium build and light complexion.

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