NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD has made an arrest in the case of an attempted rape in Queens.
Rodrigo Escamilla, 27, was arrested Thursday.
Update: Male responsible for this horrible crime has been apprehended and arrested due to the tireless work of the Queens Special Victims Squad. https://t.co/k4mNcbEv8N
— NYPD Special Victims (@NYPDSVU) July 19, 2019
Police said a 74-year-old woman answered a knock at her door just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. That’s when Escamilla allegedly forced his way inside, knocked the victim to the floor, hit her in the head with a bottle and dragged her into her room, where he tried to rape her.
Surveillance video shows Escamilla follow someone else into the building near 108th Street and 38th Avenue in Corona. He lingers in the lobby before making his way to the victim’s apartment.
Investigators said the woman has lived there for years and did not know her attacker.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be treated for a cut on her head from the bottle.
Police sources told CBS2 the suspect did not steal anything before running off.
Escamilla is facing a number of charges, including attempted rape, assault, strangulation and burglary.