New video footage gives NYPD closer look at fugitive rapist in Brooklyn

NYPD officers respond to incident. photo by Erik Lattwein.

NEW YORK, NY – Police in New York City are continuing their search for a man who raped a woman on Saturday. Today, the NYPD released a new photo of the suspect who brutally beat and raped his victim in Brooklyn.

The new photo was taken from surveillance video at El Viejon Bar on 2nd Avenue, the NYPD said.

Police in New York are searching for a rapist who attacked a 49-year-old woman who was walking near the Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday.

According to detectives from the 72nd Precinct, at around 3 am, the woman was walking in the vicinity of 27th Street and 5th Avenue when she was approached by an unknown male individual who engaged her in a conversation.

“The individual then pushed the victim to the ground, threatened her, and pulled her into a nearby driveway where he forcibly raped the victim. The individual demanded she performs further sexual acts on him and punched her in the head when she refused,” police reported.

The suspect then fled on foot. The woman was treated at the hospital for multiple injuries.

Rape suspect, NYC

The suspect is described as a male, medium build, with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black bubble coat, black shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. 

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. 

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