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Man Follows Middle Village Woman Into Apartment Elevator and Gropes Her: NYPD

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Dec. 9, 2019 By Christian Murray

A Middle Village woman was followed into her apartment building earlier this month by a man who said he had a gun and then sexually assaulted her in the elevator.

The 26-year-old woman entered the lobby of her apartment building located in the vicinity of 84th Street and Dry Harbor Road at around 10:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, when the suspect followed her into the elevator and started touching her buttocks and upper thighs

The suspect said he had a gun and a knife and demanded that she pull down her pants. When the victim refused and the elevator doors opened the man fled. The woman was uninjured.

The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and slim. He was last seen with a light beard and seen wearing light blue jeans, a black jacket, black winter hat, blue scarf around his mouth, white sneakers and black gloves.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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