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Man drags woman into Long Island woods then sexually assaults, robs her

Posted: 7:18 PM, Jul 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-07-03 19:19:54-04

PATCHOGUE, New York (PIX11) – Suffolk County police have released a photo of the man they believe brutally assaulted and robbed a woman in Patchogue early Saturday.

The 24-year-old victim was walking on Main Street after 3 a.m. when the suspect dragged her into a wooded area, according to police.

The man then beat, robbed and sexually abused her.  She suffered a broken nose, multiple cuts and bruises.

Patchogue man suspected of assault, robbery and sex abuse

Patchogue man suspected of assault, robbery and sex abuse

Police believe the area was crowded that evening and hope someone can help find the man.

He is described as a light-skinned Hispanic or black male, with a thin build in his 20s.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark-colored jeans and a wool ski hat.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Fifth Squad at (631) 854-8552 or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-220-TIPS.