26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect
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Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving.
According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run away, but the suspect – a heavyset man believed to be 220 pounds with dreadlocks – dragger her to the Amphitheater where he raped her. The perp then fled the scene on bicycle.
This is the second rape in two weeks on the Lower East Side. Two weeks ago, a 20-year-old Bronx man named Robert Bowie was arrested for attacking three women in three hours.
Anyone with information regarding this incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.