By Carol Tannenhauser
The NYPD is looking for the man in the photo above and video below who allegedly sexually assaulted two women early Saturday morning, the first on Central Park West near 82nd Street.
The police released the following descriptions of the crimes.
Incident 1 – 20th Precinct:
It was reported to police that on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at approximately 0400 hours, in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 82 Street, a 23-year-old female victim was walking at the location when an unknown male approached her from behind and forcibly pulled her down to the ground. After a struggle ensued, the individual held the victim down and digitally penetrated her genital area. The individual fled the location on foot, and was seen shortly after traveling southbound on Central Park West on an electric bicycle. The victim sustained abrasions about her body and was transported by EMS to Mount Sinai Morningside for a medical examination.
Incident 2 – 9th Precinct:
It was reported to police that on Saturday. July 16, 2022 at approximately 0500 hours, in the vicinity of Avenue A and East 4 Street, a 28-year-old female victim was walking at the location when an unknown male on an electric bicycle approached her. The individual dismounted off his bicycle and forcibly grabbed the victim. The individual stated that he had a knife and pulled the victim to the ground. He displayed his genitals to the victim before forcing her to perform oral sex. The weapon was never displayed. The individual fled the location eastbound on East 4 Street on the electric bicycle. The victim sustained abrasions about her body and was transported by EMS to Mount Sinai Beth Israel for a medical examination.
The video attached is from the first incident listed above.
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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.