NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been arrested after allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman at gunpoint in the Bronx.Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged In Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
Tuesday, police announced the arrest of 28-year-old Reginald Bellot, of the Bronx, in connection to the incident.
Police say a 70-year-old woman had just entered her apartment building when someone approached her from behind, pulled out a gun and forced her into a stairwell.READ MORE: Small Plane Crash-Lands On Long Island After Experiencing Engine Failure
He then allegedly sexually assaulted and raped the woman at gunpoint before running off.
According to police, the woman reported the attack on Aug. 2 after she went to a hospital for evaluation.
Bellot faces numerous charges, including rape, strangulation and predatory sexual assault.MORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun Was "Cold" Before Fatal Movie Set Shooting, Court Records Show
Editor’s note: This story first appeared on Sept. 7, 2021.