The suspect was waiting for one of the roommates to get there. She arrived at three in the morning.
"5:30 I saw all the cop cars, the FBI. I never see that on my block. Ever," said Pometti.
"He was in her room, this was very calculated," said Ben Ramos of the Palisades Park Police, "it's somebody in the house waiting for someone to come home. This was a predator."
The suspect is said to be a Hispanic man, 30 years old or less, and about 5' 8". He wears his black hair short and spiked. He somehow got into the house, and assaulted the victim without waking the victim's two roommates, who were asleep in other rooms.
He fell asleep, gave the woman her chance to sneak out to a roommate's bedroom, and call 911. However the suspect woke up and left before police arrived.
Women along the 400 block of 2nd Street were all surprised to hear what happened, and are taking some extra precautions going forward.
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