Police are searching for a cab driver who they say raped a woman at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Saturday.
The 29-year-old woman hailed a red minivan near Kensington in Brooklyn at 3 a.m. and asked to be driven to her home in Sunset Park. When they reached her residence, the driver pulledout a knife and demanded money, police said.
The woman handed over approximately $100. Before she could exit the vehicle, the driver entered the backseat and forced himself on her, investigators said. He then sped away in the minivan.
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The woman walked to the 68thPrecinct to report the attack. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released.
The man is described as 20-25 years old and driving a red minivan. There was no information as to what type of taxi or ride-hailing service was involved.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.