A 63-year-old woman was sexually assaulted last night in a West Side business.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the victim reported that an unknown male entered a business on West Side Avenue – south of Communipaw Avenue – where he robbed and sexually assaulted her. The police were alerted to the incident in a 911 call.

The incident, which took place at approximately 8:24 p.m., is under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

The exact location of the assault is being withheld at this time to protect the identity of the victim and the integrity of the ongoing investigation. 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this matter is urged to contact SVU at 201-915-1234 or leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.