Teen suspected of raping 82-year-old woman arrested

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn— Authorities have arrested the teenage suspect wanted on suspicion of raping an 82-year-old woman, police said.

Asa Robert, 18 was arrested following a brief chase on Friday morning, police said. No charges have been made on Robert pending further investigation.

Robert is wanted for allegedly raping and robbing an elderly woman inside her Brighton Beach home early Monday. His victim was sweeping outside when he entered her home without her noticing and waited inside her bedroom before he attacked, according to NYPD.

Police say evidence collected at the victim's home linked the 18-year-old to the heinous crime, including surveillance video taken near the scene.

Robert has been arrested at least eight times, including last year for gang assault and robbery, PIX11 learned.