NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday released new surveillance video of a suspect in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy in the Bronx last week.
The suspect is seen outdoors wearing a black hoodie before the incident on Tuesday in Williamsbridge.
The attack happened near the corner of White Plains Road and Magenta Street.
The suspect put the boy in a headlock and asked him for money. He then forced the victim to Bronx Park and asked him for money once more at knife-point, according to police.
When the boy said no, the man allegedly punched him in the face, pulled his pants down, and sexually assaulted him.
The area is full of children and other people walking at most times of the day. Parents at a nearby school were shocked.
“A parent should walk with their young kids, they shouldn’t let young kids walk by themselves,” one parent told CBS2’s Alice Gainer.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male between 17 and 19-years-old with a thin build and braces on his teeth. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, white and blue sneakers, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards 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 (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.