Saturday, October 18, 2014

Report: Police searching for suspect in attempted Stuy Town rape

Stuy Town tenants received the following alert:

At about 4 a.m. on Friday, October 17, a 20-year-old woman was assaulted by a would-be rapist who followed her into the elevator of her Stuyvesant Town building on the 600 block of East 14th Street. She fought him off, and he fled. The man's image was captured on security cameras in the Terrace and Main lobbies, the elevator, and then later in the street. He was seen climbing down a tree to get to street level.

Per CBS New York:

The suspect is wearing a dark hoodie, a dark t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers and carrying a white plastic bag, perhaps filled with groceries. Police said he is Hispanic.

Here is video via Gothamist...

According to the Stuyvesant Town Report, "The woman was badly injured and treated at Beth Israel Medical Center."

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.

Two weeks ago, a man with the same general description was spotted by a neighbor trying to attack a young woman on East Eighth Street at Avenue B. The neighbor who intervened placed these flyers around the neighborhood.


Anonymous said...

Disgusting! Stuy Town security is THE WORST. They rely too heavily on cameras and not enough on actual foot patrols. And the public safety that are on the ground are in jeeps, glued to their smart phones. Stuy Town brags about their "award-winning security system" on their leasing tours but the truth is it does ZERO to prevent crime from happening. Clear video of the aftermath? Yes. But I'm sure that poor woman would have preferred to be safe in the first place. CWCapital and Andrew MacArthur have run Stuy Town into the ground.

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town security is like the NYPD -- busy with iphones and conversation, with little "situational awareness" or pride in actual WORK.