Patchogue - (WALK) Suffolk police continue their search for man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman in Patchogue early Saturday morning.
The 24 year-old woman was grabbed from behind as she walked west on Main Street at approximately 3:15 a.m.. She was then dragged into a grassy and wooded area between West Avenue and River Avenue, where she was physically assaulted, robbed and sexually abused, according to police.
The suspect is described as a tall, light-skinned black or Hispanic man in his 20's, with a thin build. He was wearing a black t-shirt, dark jeans and a wool cap. The name of the victim is being witheld by police.
Detectives say there were many people on Main Street that night, and some may have encountered the suspect before or after the attack. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Suffolk police 5th Precinct in Patchogue at 631-854-8552, or to call the confidential Crime Stoppers tips line: 1-800-220-TIPS. Information leading to a conviction earns a cash reward.