Police Release Images of Suspect Wanted for Assault and Mugging in Patchogue
July 3, 2013
by Dana Klosner
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County police have released images of a suspect wanted for assault and mugging, officials said.
The assault took place Saturday morning at 3:15 am in Patchogue.
Suspect who is wanted by Suffolk County Police for an assault and mugging of a 24-year-old woman in Patchogue on Saturday morning at 3:15 am. Photo: Suffolk County Police
A 24-year-old woman was dragged from Main Street into a grassy wooded area between West Avenue and River Avenue. She was assaulted, sexually abused and robbed. She suffered a broken nose and cuts and bruises, officials said. She was treated and released from a local hospital.
It appears the suspect may have fled eastbound on Main Street.
Fifth Squad detectives believe Main Street was crowded Friday night into Saturday morning, and numerous people may have encountered the suspect before or after the attack.
The suspect is described as a tall light-skinned Hispanic or black male, with a thin build in his 20s. He was wearing a black t-shirt, dark colored jeans and a wool ski type hat.
No other similar incidents have been reported in the area.
The name of the victim is being withheld due to the nature of this crime.
(enlarged) Suspect wanted by Suffolk County Police in connection with an assault and mugging of a 24-year-old woman in Patchogue on Saturday morning at 3:15 am. Photo: Suffolk County Police
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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