A man with an apparent foot fetish sexually assaulted two women in the Bronx last week, police said.
One victim, 18, was walking in the vicinity of Sedgwick and Bailey avenues shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 30 when the suspect approached her from behind and choked her, police said. While on the ground, the man removed the woman's shoes and began to smell her feet, police added. As the victim stood up, the suspect ran away.
The pervert struck again about 20 minutes later. Walking past 2816 Park View Place, he approached a 24-year-old woman from behind and choked her, police said. He attempted to remove her pants, but the victim fought him off and he fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 years old and 230 lbs.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Calls are confidential.