Robbers Hit Bed-Stuy Tattoo Parlor and Rape Woman Inside, Police Say

By Paul DeBenedetto on January 21, 2014 7:58am 

 Police say a woman was raped inside Inktastic on Ralph Avenue in Bed-Stuy during an armed robbery.
Police say a woman was raped inside Inktastic on Ralph Avenue in Bed-Stuy during an armed robbery.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A woman was raped inside a Bed-Stuy tattoo parlor early Friday morning during an armed robbery, police said.

A suspect police described as a woman with short black hair walked up to Inktastic at 118 Ralph Ave. around 2 a.m. on Friday and asked for entry into the locked building, according to the NYPD.

When she was buzzed in, police said two men followed her into the shop brandishing a gun and a knife and forced four men and one woman inside into the shop's back room, where they stole everyone's wallet, cellphone and keys, police said.

One of the men then grabbed the female victim, removed her clothes and raped her, police said.

The three suspects then fled the scene, according to police.

One of the men was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans, police said. The other man had short hair and wore a beige and orange hoodie with purple, yellow and red sneakers. All of the suspects were described by police as being between 20 and 25-years-old.

There had been no arrests as of Tuesday morning.

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