Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Suffolk County police released a photo of a suspect wanted for sexually abusing and robbing a woman in Patchogue over the weekend.

The 24-year-old victim was walking westbound on the south side of Main Street when the assailant grabbed her from behind her and dragging her into a wooded area between West Avenue and River Avenue at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The assailant assaulted, robbed and sexually abused the victim, who suffered cuts, bruises and a broken nose. She was treated and released at a local hospital.

Investigators suspect Main Street was crowded Friday night into Saturday morning and that numerous people may have encountered the suspect before or after the attack. He may have fled eastbound on Main Street.

The suspect is described as a tall, light-skinned Hispanic or black man with a thin build in his 20s. He was wearing a black t-shirt, dark colored jeans and a wool ski type hat.

Police noted that there have been no other similar incidents reported in the area.

Fifth Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.