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Woman sexually assaulted during Brooklyn gunpoint robbery; retired cop husband slashed in the face: sources

Posted at 3:18 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 05:39:20-04

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn — Armed robbers sexually assaulted a woman in her 70s in her Brooklyn home early Sunday and slashed her husband – a retired NYPD lieutenant — in the face, police sources said.

The home invaders broke into the Madison Place home around 5:30 a.m., an NYPD spokesperson said. They struck the 72-year-old retired officer in the head and slashed his face with a box cutter.

His wife was the victim of a "criminal sexual act," police said. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The armed robbers stole a 2012 blue Honda Civic.

Police said they arrested two individuals at about 10:15 p.m. Monday—a 21-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman—after a  police chase that started in Lower Manhattan and ended on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

Police are still looking for a third suspect.

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