The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video clips, who is sought in connection to an attempted rape, that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to police that on Monday, August 09, 2021, at approximately 0300 hours, in the vicinity of E. 163rd Street and Teller Avenue, an unidentified individual approached the 37-year-old female victim and began a conversation with her.
The individual then forced the victim into an apartment building, began to remove her clothes and attempted to rape her.
The victim resisted and scratched the individual in his face.
The individual then assaulted the victim, striking her in the face and stomach, before fleeing the location with her iPhone.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was removed to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln in stable condition.
The NYPD’s Bronx Special Victims Squad is investigating.
The individual is described as a male, Black, in his 20s, approximately 5’08” tall, weighing 130 lbs., with a slim build and a black Afro.
He was last seen wearing camouflage shorts, multi-color underwear, white and black sneakers, with no shirt on, but carrying an orange t-shirt with a dark bunny design and the words “Lucky Charm” on it.
Surveillance video clips 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 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (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.