NYPD calls for help after man chases woman into Chinatown apartment and sexually assaults her

New York City Police are asking members of the public for help in finding a man who sexually assaulted a woman in his Chinatown apartment.

The attackers followed the 27-year-old woman into her building near Market and Madison Streets on September 24, police said.

According to the New York Police Department, surveillance video of the incident shows a woman pinned to the wall of her front yard as the perpetrator kisses her and tries to forcefully grope her buttocks, breasts and groin.

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The man, described by police as an adult male, about 160 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches tall, of medium build and medium build, of medium complexion and bald, fled east down Madison Street towards Katherine Street. He was last seen in his beige New York Yankees baseball cap, plaid collar shirt, light sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

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Police said the woman refused treatment.

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Some Chinatown residents feel that the incident was too close to their homes, while others say there weren’t enough lights in the block where the incident occurred.

“We put pepper spray or mace on our keys because it’s as safe as women, but these streets are usually pretty busy,” Kayla Pasquale said. ABC7 New York.

“Some of these streets are pretty dark at night, and anything can happen,” Kirby Santos said.

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If you have more information about this incident, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) . Members of the public can also submit tips by logging into the Crime Stoppers website (https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/) or @NYPDTips on Twitter.

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