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New Clue Emerges in Case of NYC Woman Raped as She Slept

What to Know

  • A 28-year-old woman was raped inside her own Queens home last month as she slept, police say
  • The woman woke up, fought off the man, who then ran away, but not before stealing cash and her Apple watch, the NYPD said
  • Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips

A new clue that may help authorities catch a man they say raped a sleeping woman in Queens last month has emerged.

The NYPD released a new surveillance video and images (above) of the man they say raped a 28-year-old woman inside her own Ridgewood apartment last month. It shows the man crossing the turnstile inside a nearby subway station.

It was Feb. 7 when officials said the man, who is about 30 years old, and the woman fell asleep inside the woman’s home in the area of Gates Avenue and Saint Nicholas Avenue. Police said the man raped her when she was sleeping, but he ran off when she woke up and hasn’t been seen since.

The man also stole the woman’s Apple watch and some cash, cops said. Their relationship to each other wasn't immediately clear. 

Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips.

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