NYPD steps up search for suspect who choked and sexually assaulted Manhattan jogger


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Police have stepped up their manhunt for a suspect who choked, robbed and sexually assaulted a jogger in a Manhattan park on March 27.

The woman, 39, was jogging near Pier 40 in Precinct 6’s Hudson River Park around 6 a.m. when the suspect rode behind her on a bicycle and knocked her to the ground.

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The suspect then choked and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on a bicycle with the victim’s mobile phone, police said.

EMS arrived on the scene and transported the woman to hospital, where she was treated for bruising and pain.

Police have yet to make an arrest in the case. They describe the man as bearded, 5ft 9in tall and weighing around 180lbs. Police believe he is between 20 and 30 years old.

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The NYPD released video footage of the fugitive suspect the day after the attack in hopes someone will provide information.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspect. (@NYPDnews)

The number of sexual assault cases in New York City continues to rise in Precinct 6, according to NYPD crime statistics. Rape incidents increased by 200% over a 28-day period compared to 2021. Other sex crime incidents increased by 400% over a 28-day period compared to last year, with 10 reports between the March 28 and April 3.

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The name of the victim has not yet been released nor his current state of health.


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