The New York Police Department says that a rapist who has been robbing and attacking women in neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan has struck again, this time forcing his way into a woman's apartment.
The 28-year-old woman says the man broke into her home around 1 a.m., raped her at knifepoint, and then robbed her.
Police describe the man as black, in his 30s, with a medium build, about 5'9" to 6'. During one of the attacks, he was wearing black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers with red stripes on the sole.
Incident #1: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 2:45 a.m., in the vicinity of West 148 Street and Broadway, the suspect grabbed the victim, F/W/59, dragged her into an alleyway where he sexually assaulted her and robbed her at knifepoint.
Incident #2: Monday, August 10, 2009, 1:55 a.m., in the vicinity of West 144 Street and Convent Avenue, the suspect followed the victim, F/W/23, into an elevator where he sexually assaulted her and robbed her.
Incident #3: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 4 a.m., in the vicinity of West 158 Street and Riverside Drive, the suspect followed the victim, F/W/69, into an elevator of a residential building where he raped and robbed her.
Incident #4: Monday, September 7, 2009, 1 a.m., in the vicinity of West 147 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue, the victim, F/A/28, says the attack happened in her place of residence after the suspect entered the apartment and threatened the victim with a knife. After the assault the suspect fled with USC and personal property.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers Web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.