NEW YORK - The NYPD wants to find the man who dragged a woman down a street in East Williamsburg before sexually assaulting her.
The 24-year-old victim was walking in the area of White Street and Siegel Street at about 9 p.m. Monday when the suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her throat, pushed her against a wall and demanded money, according to police.
When she told him she had $20 he dragged her eastbound down Siegel Street, pushed her against a parked car and began sexually assaulting her, said police.
A man inside the vehicle witnessed the incident. The suspect let the woman go and ran off.
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He was last seen fleeing northbound on Bushwick Avenue before entering the Montrose Avenue 'L' train station at 9:13 p.m.
The suspect is described by police as a male in his 20s with a dark complexion and 6'2" tall. He was last seen wearing a gray and black hooded sweat jacket, a dark colored backpack, a black Chicago Bulls baseball cap, dark colored jeans, black and white sneakers, and a black Nike face mask.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.