- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York City say a man posing as a driver for a ride-hailing service threatened to shoot and sexually assault a woman who mistakenly got into his car and also robbed her.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the May 15 incident.

Police say the woman got into a car that she thought was an Uber ride in Manhattan. Then she noticed they’d passed her exit.

The suspect demanded money and threatened her. Police say the woman handed over an iPhone, wallet, $20, a debit card, a MetroCard, a jacket and a pair of gold earrings.

She was able to escape unharmed when he stopped at a red light.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect.

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