NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man accused of posing as a delivery person then violently raping and robbing a woman at her Midtown Manhattan home on New Year’s Eve is under arrest, police announced Saturday.
Elijah Kelly, 23, of New York City, faces nearly a dozen charges including rape, robbery, felony assault and burglary.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects
Police say Kelly knocked on the 27-year-old woman’s door and claimed he was there to deliver a package around 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 31.
When the woman opened the door, Kelly allegedly pushed his way inside and choked her until she lost consciousness, according to police.Group Marches Across Manhattan Bridge To Protest Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota
Kelly allegedly raped the woman when she woke up then forced her to hand over credit and debit cards and her pin number.
Police said the woman called 911 after Kelly left.
She was treated and released from the hospital.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Gather At Police Dept. In Minneapolis Suburb For 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
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