NYPD has released photos of a man suspected of raping a jogger behind the East River bandshell Wednesday evening.
From the NYPD wanted notice:
The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect wanted for rape within the confines of the 7th Precinct (Manhattan). Details are as follows:
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 26-year-old female victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned for her to be quiet. The victim turned around and started to run in the opposite direction when the suspect grabbed her hair, put his arm around her throat and pulled her into the amphitheater area where he raped her. The suspect fled the scene thereafter. The victim was removed to Beth Israel Hospital where she was treated and released.
The suspect is male Black in his twenties.
Video surveillance still photos are of the suspect using the victim’s credit card in a deli.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are kept strictly confidential.