Suspect arrested in Brooklyn rape

September 30, 2008 6:23:27 PM PDT
Police in Brooklyn have arrested a suspect in the rape of a senior citizen.The attack happened inside the Tompkins Houses on Throop Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday afternoon.

The victim told police that she was entering her residence when the suspect approached from behind.

Police say the suspect sexually assaulted the 67-year-old woman and robbed her before fleeing.

The unidentified victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital for treatment.

The suspect was later identified as 31-year-old Ronald Gibbs of 1511 Sterling Place. Police arrested him on Tuesday afternoon.

Charges were pending.


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