NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD said a suspect was in custody late Thursday night in connection with a rape and robbery in the Bronx.
The 23-year-old victim was allegedly attacked around 1 a.m. Thursday near Park Avenue and 156th Street.
Police said a man followed her into an elevator and then attacked her, putting her into a headlock and choking her unconscious.
She woke up to find the man raping her on the rooftop, police said.
Police said the man also tried to force her to smoke crack.
The suspect took the woman’s wallet, which had about $50 in it, and demanded her ATM PIN number.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital.
The suspect withdrew money from a nearby store right after the attack, police said.
Ruth Osorio lives in the building and just heard about the attack.
“She just told me somebody was raped but she didn’t hear nothing,” Osorio said. “Scary a little.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also text a tip to CRIMES (274637) and then entering TIP577. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website.
Police said charges were pending late Thursday night.