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.
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.