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05/13/2011 12:31 pm ET | Updated Jul 13, 2011

Cab Driver Suspected Of Raping Passenger In Williamsburg: NYPD

The NYPD has released this sketch of a cab driver who they say tied up and raped a woman passenger in Brooklyn last week, according to The New York Daily News.

The victim, an unidentified 26 year-old, told police she had been drinking and celebrating Cinquo de Mayo at Public Assembly on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, when she got into a cab to go back to Manhattan. She briefly fell asleep, only to wake up a few blocks away from the nightclub, at the corner of Rodney St. and South 1st, where the cab driver then allegedly held her at knifepoint, bound her wrists together and raped her, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

The cabby then stole her cellphone and $20 before letting her go around 6am.

Cops told the Daily News the woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for cuts on her hands and face.

Police say the suspect is in his mid-40's, is about 5-foot-8 and was last seen wearing an orange turban.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission told CBS News it has offered its full cooperation in the case, posting sketches at all city taxi garages.

Police ask anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.