By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been arrested after allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman at gunpoint in the Bronx.

The alleged attack happened around 2 a.m. on July 27 in the Belmont section.

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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.

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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.

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared on Sept. 7, 2021.

CBSNewYork Team