NYPD search for hooded suspect in rape of woman, 27, choked unconscious in her Midtown Manhattan apartment by man posing as delivery driver

 Police are searching for a hooded suspect in connection with the rape of a 27-year-old woman who was choked unconscious in her New York City apartment on Wednesday.  

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon to a man posing as a delivery driver and was immediately attacked.

Investigators are now on the hunt for a suspect who was seen on CCTV before and after the attack wearing a bright yellow and blue bubble jacket with their hood up.


Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a package delivered when the attacker started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue. 


NYPD are searching for a suspect in connection with the rape of a woman in her Midtown Manhattan apartment on noon Wednesday. Pictured: The suspect was captured on CCTV before and after the attack

NYPD are searching for a suspect in connection with the rape of a woman in her Midtown Manhattan apartment on noon Wednesday. Pictured: The suspect was captured on CCTV before and after the attack

Police are appealing to the public for information about the identity of the suspect
The suspect was seen on surveillance footage wearing a bright yellow reversible jacket with his hood up

Police are appealing to the public for information about the identity of the suspect, seen on surveillance footage wearing a bright yellow reversible jacket with his hood up 

The 27-year-old woman was raped inside her New York City apartment (authorities pictured at the scene) on Wednesday morning by a man posing as a delivery driver

The 27-year-old woman was raped inside her New York City apartment (authorities pictured at the scene) on Wednesday morning by a man posing as a delivery driver

In a statement released today, the police said the woman opened the door to an unknown man who stated he was there to deliver a package. 

As she opened the door he pushed his way in and she was choked until she lost consciousness. 

When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said. 


After the assault the man then forced her to hand over her bank cards and pin number before fleeing the scene.  

The victim rang the emergency services and she was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. 

The individual is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 18-28 years old, 6ft tall and was last seen wearing a yellow and blue reversible bubble jacket, light colored pants with a vertical stripe down side and light colored sneakers.  

The suspect police are searching for is described as a 6ft dark-skinned male, aged between 18-28,
CCTV shows the suspect wearing a blue and yellow reversible jacket and light colored pants

The suspect police are searching for is described as a 6ft dark-skinned male, aged between 18-28, wearing a blue and yellow reversible jacket and light colored pants

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon and was immediately attacked by the man

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon and was immediately attacked by the man

Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a package delivered when the attacker started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue

Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a package delivered when the attacker started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue

The attack comes just two days after a 19-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint in Brooklyn. 

New York City police are searching for the man who was captured on surveillance footage in the area. 

Police said the suspect approached the woman from behind near East New York Avenue and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn just after midnight on Monday. 

She told police the man held a kitchen knife to her throat and threatened to kill her if she resisted.

He then forced her into a building at 672 Ralph Avenue where he raped her before fleeing the scene on foot.

Both attacks come amid a surge in crime in New York City. 

The woman told authorities that she was choked until she lost consciousness. When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said

The woman told authorities that she was choked until she lost consciousness. When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said

The man also stole her bank card and pin number before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment

The man also stole her bank card and pin number before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment

Authorities are still investigating the attack and have not released any other information

Authorities are still investigating the attack and have not released any other information

Crime stats from the four weeks between November 30 to December 27 show violent crime is far higher than it was at the same time last year.  

During that time frame, there were 21 murders - an increase of 61.5 per cent when compared with the same dates in 2019. 

There was also a 4.2 per cent increase in rapes, and a staggering 122.4 per cent surge in shootings.   

Violent crime began spiking following a $1billion cut to the NYPD's budget which was approved this past summer following passionate protests to defund the police.

Officials have failed to take responsibility for the surge in crime, instead shifting blame.  

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY1 earlier this month that changes to bail laws as well as progressive policies that encourage criminal justice reform are making the city more dangerous.

'Until we come to that realization as a society — is this what we want?' 

'It's good to have philosophical discussions about 'end mass incarceration' and 'end incarceration' but you don't want to do it by turning the innocent public into jails in their own apartments and houses.'

Shea's boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, pushed back on the commissioner's comments.

The mayor told reporters at a City Hall meeting on December 8 that the surge in violent crime this year can be pinned on an 'absolute perfect storm' that hit New York this year.

'You cannot combine a massive health crisis, tens of thousands of people dying, hospitals overwhelmed, economy is shut down, schools are shut down, houses of worship shut down, society not having its normal moorings all at once, a social justice crisis…' the mayor said.

'Come on, this is not like anything we have seen in our history and I believe not like anything we will see again in our lifetimes.'

De Blasio acknowledged there had been an 'uptick in violence' though he added that it is 'clearly being addressed because we're regluing the situation together again'.  

NYPD search for hooded suspect in rape of woman, 27, choked unconscious in her Midtown Manhattan apartment by man posing as delivery driver NYPD search for hooded suspect in rape of woman, 27, choked unconscious in her Midtown Manhattan apartment by man posing as delivery driver Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:26 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.