As the crime rate in New York City continues to rise to rates not seen since the 1980s, a Bronx woman was raped at knifepoint in broad daylight in a Bronx public park!
The brutal rapist waited in front of the woman’s apartment near Beech Terrace and Beekman Avenue and struck when the 38-year-old victim walked outside at 8:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
The fiend, armed with a knife, forced the woman to walk to St. Mary’s Park, where he sadistically raped her and stole her debit card, police said.
The rapist ran out of the park westbound on East 141th Street and then used his victim’s debit card to make a $3 purchase at a nearby deli, according to police.
The woman received treatment at an area hospital and is in stable condition.
Police do not believe the woman and her attacker knew each other.
Authorities urged anyone with information in regard to this incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).