Police: Man raped woman he picked up in Crown Heights
Police are searching for a man accused of raping a woman early Thursday.
Police tell News 12 that the victim hailed what she thought was a cab in Crown Heights and gave the driver an address in Clinton Hill.
The victim says the driver brought her to Williamsburg and raped her.
Officials say the 23-year-old victim hailed a black Cadillac at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Prospect Place and was then taken to a building on Ross Street.
Police say the suspect held a hard object against the victim’s back and led her into the basement of the building.
Investigators say she tried to fight him off when he allegedly told her to take her clothes off and raped her.
The suspect is described as being in his late 20s, around 5 feet 11 inches and was last seen wearing white jogging pants or sweats.
Police say it is unclear if the suspect is actually a cab driver.
They say the victim hailed him off the street and not through a rideshare app.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.