Cops hunt for suspect in rape, beating of woman in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY - Police say they are searching for the suspect who allegedly raped and beat a woman near the corner of Bergen and Harrison avenues Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the 34-year-old victim was approached by a man on a bicycle, who demanded money in an alley next to the Harrison Apartments. They say after the attack, the suspect rode away on a BMX bicycle.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office says the woman called police and was taken to Christ Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released.

In the wake of the brutal attack, neighbors are being told to keep their doors locked. The woman described her attacker as a 30-year-old man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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