2 women raped in Bronx; police seek suspects

April 2, 2014 6:31:12 PM PDT
The New York City Police Department is looking for suspects in two separate rapes in the Bronx.

On Feb. 21, around 1 a.m. , a 27-year-old woman was in the elevator of her apartment building in the University Heights section of the Bronx when the suspect got on. He followed her off the elevator on the fifth floor, then grabbed her, pushed her into the stairwell, raped her and fled. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.

The suspect is a black, in his early 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds, police said.

Police are also looking for a suspect in the rape of a woman in her Bedford Park home in the Bronx.

On March 24, around 1 a.m., the victim, 25, was in her apartment when the suspect knocked on the door. Speaking in Spanish, he said he was the super of the building, that there was a gas leak and that he needed to come in. When the victim opened the door, the suspect struck her in the head with a gun, told her to be quiet, then raped her and fled. The victim was treated at an area hospital and released.

The suspect is a dark-skinned Hispanic man, who is 6 feet tall and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information on the case should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.