The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached media in connection to a rape that occurred within the confines of the 108 Precinct. Details are as follows:
It was reported to police that on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at approximately 0500 hours, the 49-year-old female victim was walking home when she was approached by an unknown individual who was operating a motorized scooter. The individual began a conversation with the victim, who then climbed onto the back of the scooter. The individual drove the victim to the vicinity of 48 Avenue and 72 Street, where he punched her in the face, causing her head to hit the ground and for her to lose consciousness. The individual then proceeded to rape the victim. As the victim was regaining consciousness, the individual fled the location on the scooter, heading to parts unknown. The victim was transported to NYC Health and Hospital/ Elmhurst, where she was admitted in serious but stable condition.
The individual being sought is described as a male approximately 6' 00" tall, 200 pounds, with a medium complexion and a medium build.
Attached are surveillance photos depicting the individual prior to the incident.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.