It happened on Monday at around 9 p.m. near West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue at Harlem Meer.
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The man approached the 35-year-old woman and offered to walk her home.
While walking in Central Park, the man then took out a knife, assaulted and raped the woman.
He took off with her purse and cellphone.
The suspect is described as approximately 30 years-old, 190lbs., with black hair and last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, tan pants, brown shoes and carrying a black book bag.
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Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).