Upper East Side sex assault suspect captured

- The NYPD says a tip to the Crime Stoppers hotline lead to the arrest of a suspect in a sexual assault in Manhattan.

Gregory Anderson, 32, was arrested Wednesday for the sexual assault of a 36-year-old woman on East 94th St. and 2nd Ave. on Feb. 6, according to police.

Anderson, 32, is black, 5'7" tall and 145 lbs.

He had a prior arrest in 2014 for drinking in public.

According to police, Anderson grabbed his victim from behind and threw her to the ground as she crossed 2nd Ave. at about 5 a.m.

He forced her to walk down the block where he stole $40 from her before the assault, said police.

The victim ran to a nearby store.

Earlier this week, the NYPD had released a photo and the name of the suspect which lead to an arrest.

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