Friday, April 13, 2012
WANTED: Rapist (81st and 73rd Precincts)
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the above suspect, who is wanted in connection with a rape that occurred within the confines of the 81st Precinct. The details are as follows:
On Monday, April 9,2012 at approximately 0040 hours, F/B/18 was approached by an unknown suspect who displayed a hammer, threatened to hit her and demanded oral sex. The suspect then forced the victim to the back alley where he raped her and then fled the scene. The victim was removed to Woodhull Hospital.
Suspect: M/B/20-22, 5'8", 150lbs, light complexion, last seen wearing a black rich young cap, hoodie, dark jeans, dark jean jacket, red white and black sneakers, north face black backpack and black framed glasses.
Due to the modus operandi and the description of the suspect the following incident is believed to be committed by the same suspect. Therefore, the NYPD's Special Victims Division has created a pattern. Details of the second incident are below:
On April 9, 2012 at approx 1105 hours in the vicinity of Stone Avenue, within the confines of the 73 Precinct, the suspect, armed with a hammer, followed the victim, F/B/22, into her apartment building and attempted to rape her. The victim was able to fend off the suspect and fled.
The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black baseball hat, blue jeans and a backpack.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.