Brighton Beach residents horrified by rape, robbery of 82-year-old woman

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BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn– The search is on for a brutal rapist wanted for robbing then sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman.

Police say a man with a knife snuck into a woman's home, hid in her bedroom as she watched television. Once she got into bed that's when he struck, police said.

"This was very vicious, violent, depraved individual," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said. "We need to get him off the streets really quick."

A Brooklyn neighborhood is disgusted and outraged.

"Vigilante justice that's all I have to say," one Brighton Beach resident said. "Unless she's your grandmother you have no business being around her."

The culprit is described  as being a dark-skinned male with an afro, between 20 to 30 years old. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, around 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.