Man posed as a cop during sexual assault

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Police say this man sexually assaulted a woman after posing as a cop.
Police say this man sexually assaulted a woman after posing as a cop.

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individuals wanted in connection with a sexual assault and robbery.

On Sunday, November 20 at approximately 10:30 p.m., one female victim was posting flyers when she was approached on the street by a burgundy-colored van or SUV with four individuals inside. One suspect — described as a Hispanic male — displayed a business card with a police logo, then told the victim it was illegal to post flyers and asked for her identification, according to police.

Cops said when the victim said she did not have her identification with her, the suspect had her enter the vehicle and drove her to her residence to retrieve it.

Meanwhile, in the rear of the vehicle, police say, there were two additional individuals — one male and one female. The suspect then accompanied the victim to her apartment where she produced her identification. After taking it, the suspect forced her to undress, at which time he sexually assaulted the victim and exposed himself to her, said police.

The victim then fled to a neighbor’s apartment, while the suspect fled the location with the victim’s laptop and house keys.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).