MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man biking near Pier 40 assaulted, then robbed a woman Sunday morning, police said Monday.
The suspect approached the 39-year-old woman, who was jogging on a path near Clarkson Street and West Street, around 6:10 a.m., police said. He was riding a bicycle and pushed the woman to the ground after approaching her.
Police said he then choked the victim. After the attack, he sexually assaulted her and stole her cellphone before biking away.
EMS responded to the incident and transported the victim to a hospital for treatment. She suffered bruising and pain, police said.
Officers are still looking for the suspect, who took off in an unknown direction. He was last seen wearing dark clothing; he was captured on video near West Street and Charles Lane before the assault.
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