Police Hunt Sex Assault Suspect in Bronx

Police are hunting for a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault and a robbery in the Bronx.

Authorities say he followed a 42-year-old woman into an elevator in a building near Tinton Avenue and East 163rd Street on Sunday morning at about 8 a.m. He then forced her from the elevator and sexually assaulted her.

Shortly afterward, police say he robbed a 17-year-old girl at the intersection of Boston Road and 165th street.

He is described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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