NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police are looking for a man in a violent sexual assault of a woman on a subway train.
Police say it happened early Thursday morning in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Police say a 27-year old woman boarded a northbound "4" train at about 1:15 a.m. at the Franklin Avenue station.
A man came up to her right after she got on the train and tried to kiss her. She pushed the man away but he grabbed onto her and a struggle ensued whereupon the woman fell to the floor of the train.
As she got up from the floor the man pulled her pants and underwear down and he sexually assaulted her with his fingers. The victim managed to move away from the individual and sat down as she continued to resist the individual's efforts to touch her genitals.
The individual then held down both of the victim's arms and stole $47 from her phone wallet case and a pair of earphones. When the train arrived at the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center station, the man got out of the train car and jumped onto the track area.
The victim followed the individual off the train but lost sight of him. She was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect is described as black, 35 to 45 years old, 5'7", 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a yellow vest, a gray hooded sweater, a black coat, an orange sweater, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Police say all calls are strictly confidential.