Help Identify An Attempted Rape Suspect

Published on January 17, 2019, 1:34 am
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The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual, wanted in connection to an attempted rape within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx.

The following has been reported to police.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at approximately 01:45 a.m., the individual approached the 22 year-old female victim in the vicinity of E. 189 Street and Belmont Avenue and put her in a chokehold. The individual proceeded to drag her for approximately one (1) block, but fled after being challenged by a Good Samaritan.

The individual is described as follows:

  • male, approximately 5’7″, approximately 190 lbs.

A photo of the suspect is 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 ***

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at approximately 11:30 hours, a 37-year-old male was taken into custody in connection with the below listed incident. Charges are pending.

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