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Two women raped in Hamilton Heights

August 10, 2009 9:11:37 PM PDT
The suspect has attacked twice in the last ten days. Both times, he sexually assaulted his victims and then robbed them in Hamilton Heights.

The first attack happened on 148th and Broadway on August first. It was just before 3:00 a.m. when police say the attacker grabbed his 59 year old victim at knifepoint and dragged her into an alleyway where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, between 5-9 and 6 feet tall, last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and white sneakers with red stripes on the sole.

The suspect struck again early Monday morning near 144th and Convent. This time, police say he followed a 23 year old woman into an elevator and raped her. He also robbed her.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


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