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Public's help sought in probe of Colonie sexual assault

Public's help sought in probe of Colonie sexual assault

Colonie police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into a sexual assault early Sund

Colonie police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into a sexual assault early Sunday morning that left a young woman with broken bones and other injuries.

A 19-year-old woman walked into the Mobil station at 370 New Karner Road around 2:55 a.m. Sunday and told an employee she had been attacked along Central Avenue, according to a news release issued this evening.

The woman said she had been ion North Pearl Street near Pine Street n the city of Albany when she was offered a ride home by two men she didn’t know. During the ride, the men pulled off Central Avenue near Vly Road and sexually assaulted and attacked her, according to the release.

The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center, where she was treated for a fractured orbital bone, a fractured nose and rib pain she sustained during the assault. She has since been released.

Police are attempting to identify a dark-haired white man of medium build captured on surveillance tape at the ShopRite gas station at 651 Central Ave. in Albany. He was wearing a white T-shirt with an American flag emblem, dark red or purple pants and black shoes. The vehicle he drove to the station was a light-colored Hyundai sedan.

The man is not considered a suspect at this time, police said, but they hope to identify him.

Investigators hope to make video surveillance of the man available in the future, and said further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Colonie police at 783-2744.

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