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Woman raped in Little Italy

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The NYPD is looking for a suspect who broke into a Manhattan woman's apartment in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint.

Police say the woman was asleep when the assailant entered her Mulberry St. apartment at 3:30 a.m. Monday.  He allegedly raped the woman as her 7-year-old daughter slept by her side.

Police say it's unclear how the suspect gained access into the apartment in Little Italy. They say there were no signs of forced entry.

The suspect is described as male wearing a black knitted hat, black leather jacket and black pants.

Police released a sketch of the suspect on Tuesday. They ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Copyright 2013 MyFoxNY.com/The Associated Press.

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