A man attempted to rape a woman in the South Bronx last week.
According to the NYPD, on Aug. 9, at 3 a.m., a man approached a 37-year-old woman and began a conversation with her in the vicinity of East 163 Street and Teller Avenue.
The man then allegeldy forced the woman into an apartment building, began to remove her clothes and attempted to rape her. The victim resisted and scratched him in his face.
The perp then assaulted her, striking her in the face and stomach before fleeing the location with her iPhone. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in stable condition. The NYPD’s Bronx Special Victims Squad is investigating.
The individual is described as a male with a dark complexion, approximately in his 20’s, 5’8″ tall, 130 pounds, with a slim build and a black Afro. The individual was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with a dark bunny design and the word “Lucky Charm” in front of it, camouflage shorts, white socks and multi-color sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.