By Emily Davenport
Cops were looking for a man who allegedly punched a woman and then sexually assaulted her on a Flushing street early Tuesday morning.
A 56-year-old woman was in the vicinity of 165th Street and Sanford Avenue Dec. 18 at 2 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown man, who punched her several times in the face, according to authorities.
Following the attack, police said the suspect put his hands in the victim’s pants and penetrated her with his fingers. He then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the incident. Paramedics brought the victim to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.
Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man between the ages of 20 and 25, standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a fur lined hood and a dark backpack.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.