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Suspect Named in Rape, Kidnapping of 82-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman: NYPD

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    Suspect Named in Rape, Kidnapping of 82-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman: NYPD

    An 18-year-old man has been identified as the suspect in the robbery, kidnapping and rape of an 82-year-old woman inside her home in Brooklyn, the NYPD says.

    Asa Robert is wanted in the violent episode inside the elderly woman's home in Coney Island early on Monday, authorities say.

    Police allege that the suspect sneaked into the woman's home while she was sweeping outside early that morning and waited for her to come back inside. When she did, he tried to rob her at knifepoint.

    When the woman said she didn't have any money, the suspect allegedly held her hostage for more than two hours before raping her. 

    Robber Raped 82-Year-Old Woman, Held Her Hostage for Hours: NYPD

    [NY] Robber Raped 82-Year-Old Woman, Held Her Hostage for Hours: NYPD
    Police are looking for a man they say sneaked inside a Brooklyn woman’s home while she was sweeping the street, tried to rob her when she came back inside, then raped her and held her hostage for hours when she said she didn’t have any money. Lori Bordonaro reports.
    (Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015)

    After the attack, police say the suspect allegeldy stole an umbrella and bag full of clothes before leaving. 

    The woman was taken to Kings County Hospital after the attack. It’s not clear how badly she was injured.

    Anyone with information about Robert's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-577-TIPS.

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