UPPER WEST SIDE — Police are hunting a man who followed a woman home and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The victim, 36, was followed to her apartment by the attacker on Friday about 10:30 p.m. in the 24th Precinct, which stretches from West 86th Street to 110th Street, police said.
The suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage, is described as in his 40s, standing approximately 6-foot-2 and weighing about 200 pounds, according to police. He was wearing a striped long-sleeve shirt and brown pants at the time of the attack, police said.
From Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, there was one rape and three sexual assaults in the 24th Precinct, NYPD stats show. So far this year, sexual assaults are down from 17 in 2013 to 15 this year, according to crime data from the precinct. There have been 11 rapes so far this year compared to six during the same period last year, stats show.
Anyone with any information can make a confidential call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit tips via crimestoppers.com or text them to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.