Armed Man Sexually Assaults Teen on Crown Heights Rooftop: Police

She told police she was waiting for a cab when she was grabbed from behind

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:53 PM EDT
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Police say a man armed with a box cutter grabbed the woman from behind as she waited for a cab, then dragged her to the roof and raped her. Ida Siegal reports.

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Police say a man armed with a box cutter grabbed the woman from behind as she waited for a cab, then dragged her to the roof and raped her. Ida Siegal reports.

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A man armed with a box cutter grabbed a woman from behind as she waited for a cab on a Brooklyn street and dragged her to a rooftop, where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The 19-year-old woman told police that she did not live in the building on Bergen Street in Crown Heights and was waiting outside at about 2 a.m. Monday.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital. Police were canvassing the scene after the attack.

A source told NBC 4 New York that it's believed the suspect fled in a cab. Detectives were checking with local cab companies for possible video or photos of the man.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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