UPPER EAST SIDE (WABC) -- Police in Manhattan are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman on the Upper East Side.
It happened around 5 a.m. Saturday morning as the victim was walking along East 94th Street.
A man walked up and grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground just after she crossed 2nd Avenue.
The suspect then forced the 36-year-old woman to walk further down the block where he stole $40 from her and sexually assaulted her.
She ran away from the man and into a nearby store where the suspect was unable to find her.
The suspect is described as approximately 30 years old and 5'7" tall.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Woman sexually assaulted on Upper East Side; surveillance of suspect