The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached video and photos wanted for questioning in connection to an attempted rape that occurred within the 44 Precinct in Bronx.

The details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at approximately 0940 hours, at a residential building on Elliot Place, a 28-year-old female victim was followed into her apartment by an unknown individual who, once inside, proceeded to push the victim against a wall, attempted to cover her mouth and further attempted to pull down her pants, before the victim screamed, alerting a family member who was in the apartment at the time. The female’s family member confronted the male, who fled the location in an unknown direction. The victim sustained a slight laceration to the face and refused medical treatment at the scene.

The person wanted for questioning is described as a male Black, approximately 5’5″ tall, weighing 150 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair in braids; last seen wearing a black hat, white sneakers, a blue and black top and orange pants.

Surveillance video clip and photographs of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

*** UPDATE ***

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged within the confines of the 47 Precinct in Bronx on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2240 hours.

Arrested:

Christopher Thompson
214 3rd Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Charge:

  • attempted rape
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