The search is on for a man police say raped a woman in Brooklyn this week.

The attack happened early Monday morning on Saratoga Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Police say the man wrapped a belt around a woman's neck before throwing her to the ground and sexually assaulting her.

She managed to get away after a garbage truck pulled up and the man ran away.

She was treated for injuries to her face.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit