Police released on Tuesday afternoon a sketch of a man who recently assaulted a 24-year-old woman while trying to enter her Elmhurst apartment last month.
Authorities said the incident took place at 2:40 a.m. on July 28 inside an apartment house in the area of Hampton Street and Baxter Avenue.
According to police, the perpetrator — described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, standing 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds — approached the victim as she attempted to enter the front door of her home.
Reportedly, the suspect put a sharp object against the left side of her neck, causing a laceration, and asked her several times if she lived alone. After the victim screamed, police said, the perpetrator ran out of the building and fled in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 110th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The victim was treated at Elmhurst Hospital.
Anyone who can identify the suspect or has any other information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.