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

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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.

    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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