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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man raped a woman at knifepoint inside the maintenance room of a Brooklyn apartment building late last month, police said.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect on Saturday. They said the man invited the 23-year-old victim into a building in the vicinity of Montgomery Street in Crown Heights around 2:15 a.m. on Dec 18. 

Once inside, the man displayed a knife, threatened the victim, forced her inside an elevator maintenance room and raped her, according to police.

The man fled the building and the victim was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.

Police described the suspect as about 5’10” tall and 170 pounds. 

Police are looking for this man in conncection with a knifepoint rape in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Dec. 18, 2021. (Credit: NYPD)

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