Cops seek suspect in Kips Bay attempted robbery, sexual assault

Police say this suspect sexually abused a woman who was walking her dog on East 27th Street in Manhattan. (NYPD)
Police say this suspect sexually assaulted a woman who was walking her dog on East 27th Street in Manhattan. Credit: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a woman and then sexually assaulted her while she was walking her dog in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan.

The man approached the victim, 28, about 2 a.m. April 6 on East 27th Street, police said. He displayed a black handgun and demanded money and a cellphone. When the woman said she didn’t have anything, he sexually assaulted her and then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and heavyset with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with a bubble vest.

Anyone with information in regards is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crimestoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.



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