NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The NYPD has released surveillance video of a man who they say used a fire escape to enter a woman's bedroom window in the Bronx before robbing and raping her.
The assault occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 in the area of East Tremont Ave. and Thieriot Ave.
In the video released by police, the man is seen climbing stairs inside a building. It is unclear if the video was recorded before or after the alleged assault.
According to police, the man climbed through the third floor window and demanded money from the 28-year-old while pointing a gun at her with a light attached to it.
The victim gave the assailant $400 cash before she was raped, according to police.
EMS brought the woman to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect is described as black with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and faded blue jeans.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Police say all calls/texts are strictly confidential.