Suspect arrested in connection to attempted rape in Bay Ridge.

September 23, 2019 Jaime DeJesus
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BAY RIDGE — Police have apprehended a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in the vicinity of 94th Street and Fourth Avenue earlier this month.

A police source said that the suspect, who is from Staten Island, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 21.

“The subject wanted for this attempted rape in Brooklyn on 9-16 is now IN CUSTODY,” wrote NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Twitter. “Once again, great work by the @NYPDSVU working in partnership with the @NYPD68Pct @NYPD62Pct and members of the community.”

According to authorities, on Monday, Sept. 16 at around 1:30 a.m., a 41- year-old woman was smoking a cigarette inside a vestibule in an apartment building near 94th Street and Fourth Avenue when the suspect allegedly approached and sexually assaulted her as he tried to push her into a stairwell. Following a struggle, the victim pushed the suspect away. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

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“Amazing job this week by the NYPD 68 Precinct,” wrote Councilmember Justin Brannan, “If you see a cop this weekend, please say thank you!”

“Great job @NYPD68Pct!” added State Senator Andrew Gournardes 

Police had believed the suspect was also connected to an attempted rape on a 41-year-old woman in Dyker Heights on Saturday, Aug. 31. However, the source says cops are still looking for the suspect in that incident, which occurred at around 1:20 a.m., as the victim was walking near Battery Avenue and 86th Street. According to the police, the suspect approached the victim from behind, placed her in a chokehold and attempted to assault her sexually. The woman was able to break free from the suspect.

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