Suspect Sought in Brooklyn Sex Attack: NYPD

Police released this image of the suspect taken from a surveillance camera.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual attack on a woman in Brooklyn.

Investigators released a photo of the suspect on Saturday.

He is wanted in connection with an attack on Wednesday reported by a 33-year-old woman, who told police she was grabbed from behind and sexually attacked in a stairwell of her apartment building in East Flatbush.

The woman said the attacker then ran off with her mobile phone and cash from her purse, police said.

The suspect was described as being a young man, about 155 pounds, who was wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants at the time of the attack. He is seen in surveillance video with a bicycle inside a subway station.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.