A 38-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and then robbed by two men in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan after she asked them for directions, police said.
The victim approached the suspects near Chrystie Street and Grand Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 15, according to police. She asked the two men for directions, and the first suspect walked with her in the direction she needed to go.
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The second suspect followed the two, grabbed the woman from behind and pinned her against the wall. The first suspect proceeded to punch her in the ribs and thigh. He then sexually assaulted her before removing her property and fleeing.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect accused of sexually assaulting the victim.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.