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Reward Raised For Arrest Of Man Accused Of Raping Woman In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The reward to catch the suspect accused of attacking and raping a woman in Brooklyn Monday is now at $4,500.

Tony Herbert with Advocates with Borders says his organization is adding $2,000 to the NYPD's $2,500 to help nab the rapist, 1010 WINS' Darius Radzius reports.

"We ponied up this money so we could be of assistance so that we can get somebody to say something and get this individual off the street," Herbert said.

Reward Raised For Arrest Of Man Accused Of Raping Woman In Brooklyn

The incident happened at 3 a.m. Monday in the area of Putnam Avenue.

Police say the suspect threatened the 52-year-old woman with a gun, and ordered her to follow him to a staircase outside a building on Lefferts Place where he pushed his fingers down her throat. The man then reportedly removed the victim's underwear and raped her, police say.

The woman lost two teeth in the attack and was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30s with a muscular build. He may have bite marks on his right hand.

Neighbors are upset by the attack.

"It's disgusting -- it's terrible," said one neighbor.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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