Police ID teen suspect in rape of elderly woman

Cops released a photo of the 18-year-old suspect.

Cops released a photo of the 18-year-old suspect. (7/15/15)

BROOKLYN - Authorities have identified the suspect believed to have raped an elderly woman in her Coney Island home. 

Investigators say 18-year-old Asa Roberts snuck into the 82-year-old's home while she was outside sweeping the street. He's accused of staying there for several hours, assaulting the woman at knife point and robbing her. 

According to police, Roberts was previously arrested in 2014 for a robbery. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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