The man, who has a prior sex offense on his record, was taken into custody this morning in Sunset Park in the general vicinity of the attack, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 45 and 49 years old. Authorities said the man weighs about 145 pounds and has a bald head, grey mustache and a mole under the left side of his lip.
Police say officers were responding to a report of an assault in progress Saturday when they found the body of 54-year-old Nimala Randunu on the floor of the store on Third Street in Sunset Park.
Detectives say he approached the victim from behind then grabbed her before running away.
With more than one serial groper still on the loose in Brooklyn, self-defense classes are popping up everywhere from Park Slope to Sunset Park.
The sex abuse charges against Joshua Flecha were dropped because the alleged victim refused to sign the necessary paperwork, sources told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.
Police are questioning Joshua Flecha in nearly 20 or more gropings of women, and believe he may be one of the men in six sketches of suspects posted around Brooklyn.
On Friday, the NYPD was canvassing Windsor Terrace, where another sex assault bumped the total to 20 in Brooklyn since March.
The latest incident happened last Friday night as the victim left the Prospect Ave. subway station around 8:30 p.m. Police said the woman was jumped from behind but managed to fight the attacker off.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office began placing special stickers in storefront windows Tuesday letting children know it is a safe place to go for help in the event of an emergency.
The investigation surrounds the availability of a neighbor’s security camera video that captured the incident. Authorities will now look to see why police may have ignored the video and continued to canvass the area for the alleged attacker instead.
A suspected sexual predator is off the streets. He’s already charged in one vicious attack. Now police want to know if he’s responsible for preying on other women in Brooklyn.
The NYPD was asking for the public’s help to find the suspect responsible for one rape and three attempted rapes in Brooklyn.
Some Brooklyn homeowners in Sunset Park are demanding that a neighboring Yeshiva take action against a group of rowdy students.
Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.