Search for suspect in Brooklyn sex assault

February 27, 2011 4:54:58 AM PST
Police are searching for the suspect in a Brooklyn sex assault.

Police say the incident happened Friday morning at 9 a.m. at a bagel shop, when a 22-year-old worker was sexually assaulted by a man wearing a ski masked and armed with a gun.

"I mean 9 am, that's crazy, there's a lot of people out at 9am," said Viviana Balderas.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect wearing a black hat within minutes of the attack. But police say he wore a ski mask and stuck a black colored gun in her face when he walked in demanding money. When she said she had none, he shoved her into a back room, and the ground and sexually assaulted her. Women in Park Slope who love their neighborhood and sense of security take the details of this incident to heart.

Park Slope is punctuated by its unique storefront shops and restaurants.

The woman was treated and released from Kings County Hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'5", 160 lbs. He was wearing dark colored clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.