Police looking for a suspect they said climbed a fire escape, sneaked into a pregnant woman’s Bronx apartment and forced her to touch his genitals, NYPD said on Wednesday.
The suspect climbed through a kitchen window in the apartment near Taylor Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, according to police.
Once in the apartment, the suspect forced the woman to remove her clothes, but did not rape her when he saw that she is pregnant.
The suspect then forced the 20-year-old, who had only moved into the apartment that day, to touch his penis. Authorities said he then masturbated and left via the fire escape.
The woman was evaluated at Jacobi Hospital, but didn't suffer any lasting physical injuries, according to reports.
The wanted man is facing attempted rape charges.
The man NYPD is seeking is described as black with a light complexion, about 5-feet 7-inches tall and approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored hat, dark colored pants, black and white shoes and a light colored jacket.
Neighbors are stunned.
"More alarms on roofs, just so that they can cover themselves in case anything happens," a man named TytoldNBC4.
"As far as someone creeping up a fire escape and trying to rape someone, that's unheard of here," added a neighbor named Juan Perez.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto theCrime Stoppers websiteor texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.