2266-13 MSV 5PCT 11-11-13 Police released this sketch of the suspect, last seen wearing a black knitted hat, black leather jacket and black pants. Credit: DCPI

Police are searching for a man who broke into a woman's apartment and raped her at knifepoint while her 7-year-old daughter slept next to her in their Manhattan apartment.

The suspect entered their Little Italy home about 3:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

He climbed up a fire escape and crawled through a window to get inside the Mulberry Street apartment. The suspect then displayed a knife, told her to be quiet and raped her while her daughter slept in the same bed, police said.

 

The daughter did not wake up and was not harmed.

Police released a sketch and surveillance video of the suspect, who was last seen wearing a black knitted hat, black leather jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information about 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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