A young Hispanic man (police sketch above) is wanted in connection with a sexual assault committed Friday morning at about 4:20 a.m. near Union Hospital in the Bronx. The suspect followed an 18-year-old woman from a nearby subway station, threatened her with a boxcutter, and assaulted her in the courtyard at 355 East 187th Street. He is believed to be in his 20s, between 130 and 150 pounds and 5’3″ and 5’5″ with black hair, and was wearing a blue/black and white striped shirt, black baseball cap, black jeans, and black sneakers at the time. If you have information as to this man or this incident, NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-577-TIPS(8477), www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 7, 2009