Bronx creep sought for trying to rape two women

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Special victims detectives in the Bronx are looking for the deviant who attacked two women in about an hour’s time over the weekend and attempted to rape them.

The NYPD released video footage of the perpetrator behind both attacks, which occurred between 6 and 7 p.m. on Saturday night, Feb. 20.

Law enforcement sources said the creep first attacked a 29-year-old woman inside an apartment building in the area of Morris Avenue and East 177th Street in Mount Hope at about 6 p.m. Saturday night.

According to police, he accosted the young woman and forcibly touched her private area. After the woman resisted his assault, the suspect took off on foot in an unknown direction.

About 40 minutes later, cops said, the deviant preyed upon a 39-year-old woman about three blocks away from the first incident, at the corner of Morris Avenue and East 174th Street.

Detectives said the suspect forced the victim to the ground, pulled down her pants and attempted to sexually assault her while grabbing her genitalia. After the victim resisted, he then took off from the scene on foot.

Part of this attack was caught by a nearby security camera and shown in footage that the NYPD released Sunday night.

Neither of the victims suffered serious physical injury, police said.

The attacker’s image was captured by security cameras near both crime scenes, police said. He wore a black hooded jacket over a red hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants and light colored shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story first appeared on amny.com.

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