Police searching for two suspects in rape of woman in Washington Heights park

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (WABC) -- Police are hunting for two suspects wanted in connection with the rape of a woman in Washington Heights.

According to the NYPD, it happened on the afternoon of Dec. 17th, when the 33-year-old woman met the suspects in the vicinity of 179th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue and proceeded to accompany them into Highbridge Park (vicinity of Amsterdam Avenue and 177 Street).

While inside the park, police say the suspects proceeded to rape and physically assault the victim.

EMS responded and took her to an area hospital for treatment. The woman sustained facial trauma and a laceration to the back of her head during the attack and was released in stable condition.

The suspects are described as follows:

1: Male, Hispanic, light skin, wearing a red cap with a black brim, a black waist length jacket, a white hoodie sweater with a black stripe on the hood, light colored jeans, and multicolored white and purple sneakers.

2: Male, wearing a three-quarter black coat with a fur lined hoodie, black jeans, a black cap, and multicolored red and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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