Man raped, robbed female victim in the Bronx, NYPD says

Police have released surveillance images of a suspect who allegedly raped and robbed a woman in the Bronx on Friday night.

Cops said that the suspect followed the victim into the elevator of a building on East 183rd Street in University Heights just before 9:45 p.m. 

The suspect allegedly assaulted the woman as the elevator doors opened. He stole cash and two cellphones from the victim before raping her in a stairwell, cops said.

The man, believed to be about 18 years old and 5-foot-8-inches, then fled the scene, authorities said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, cops said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.