NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in the Bronx are on the hunt for a man they say tried to rape a woman as she was walking with her baby in a stroller.
Authorities say surveillance cameras caught the suspect as he sprinted down Tillotson Avenue around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The man allegedly pushed a 20-year-old woman to the ground on a New England Thruway overpass, got on top of her, and tried to remove her pants.READ MORE: Cuomo: New York State Hospital Workers Must Get Vaccinated, No Testing Option; New CDC Guidance Under Review
“That’s terrifying to know that even with a baby, with a stroller, somebody would not have mercy,” Bronx resident Jasmine Wade told CBS2’s Crystal Bui.READ MORE: Remington Offers Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Sandy Hook Massacre $33 Million Settlement
“I have a three week old. I can’t even imagine pushing my stroller and having to go through that,” Naomi Zayas added.
Police say the suspect saw another pedestrian approaching the overpass and decided to flee the scene; reportedly running down Steenwick Avenue.MORE NEWS: 'End Of Watch Ride To Remember' Honoring Fallen Police Officers Arrives In Newark
The victim was not injured and did not need medical attention at the scene. Police say the suspect is still on the loose and extra patrols will be placed around the overpass.