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Suspect with star tattoo on face sought in rape, robbery of woman in Mariners Harbor: NYPD

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MARINERS HARBOR, Staten Island – Police are looking for the suspect with a visible face tattoo who raped and robbed a woman last week.

Police have identified 28-year-old Maurice Scott as a suspect in the rape and robbery of a 44-year-old woman in Mariners Harbor on February 19, 2016. (NYPD)

Police have identified 28-year-old Maurice Scott as a suspect in the rape and robbery of a 44-year-old woman in Mariners Harbor on February 19, 2016. (NYPD)

Maurice Scott, 28, is being sought for forcibly raping a woman, 44, inside an office building on 2000 Forest Ave. in Mariners Harbor around 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to police.

The victim, who was not specifically targeted, was getting ready to leave for the day when Scott appeared in her office and threatened to shoot her despite not displaying a firearm, police said. The suspect, who has a 5-point star tattoo on his left cheek, then sexually assaulted her and removed her jewelry, Samsung cellphone and cash before fleeing the scene.

The victim was treated at Richmond University Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.

Police say Maurice Scott is known to frequent multiple neighborhoods in Staten Island. (NYPD)

Police say Maurice Scott is known to frequent multiple neighborhoods in Staten Island. (NYPD)

Scott has nine previous arrests, including assault, as recently as last June, the NYPD said. He is also no stranger to the area, he's known to frequent Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, West Brighton and Stapleton neighborhoods of Staten Island, police said.

Scott appears to be 6 feet tall, weighing about 290 pounds, with dark complexion, heavy build, with black afro hair, brown eyes and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a green camouflage baseball hat, a green camouflage jacket and black pants.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.