A man was recently arrested for the alleged rape of a senior citizen in Belmont.
On Sept. 7, Reginald Bellot, 28, of 666 E. 181 St., was charged with rape, strangulation, predatory sexual assault, a criminal sex act, menacing and unlawful imprisonment.
According to the NYPD, on July 27, at 2 a.m., Bellot wore two plastic masks, one black and one red, approached a 70-year-old woman from behind. He allegedly then pulled out a gun and forced the woman into the stairwell, where he allegedly sexually assaulted and raped her at gunpoint before fleeing the location.
The victim sustained injuries, but did not initially report the incident.
On Aug. 2, she went to BronxCare Health System hospital for an evaluation, where the incident was reported to police. The NYPD’s Bronx Special Victims Squad is investigating.