A Bay Ridge woman was raped yesterday at her apartment building along Fort Hamilton Parkway around 8:40 a.m. The suspect was waiting in the basement of the building. When the woman entered the basement, the suspect stabbed her in the head with a screwdriver and raped her. The woman was rushed to the hospital, treated, and released.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect.
He was described as a white man in his 30's or 40's, approximately 5'8"-6'0" tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information in regards to this case is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-tips (8477).
You can also text tips to 274637(crimes), then enter tip577. All information is kept strictly confidential.
UPDATE 9.19.08: More info is coming in about the rape in Bay Ridge. According to the NY Post, the rapist apologized to the victim, claiming he was going through hard times. He then asked for forgiveness and made the sign of the cross.
He thinks he's going through hard times now? Here's a news alert: harder times are coming for this guy.
UPDATE 9.20.08: Police have released a video of who they believe is the rapist. You can see the video here.
There is a $12,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest.
Call 800 577-TIPS.