The NYPD is looking for a creep who sexually assaulted a woman in the bathroom at a Brooklyn subway station.
Police say that at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 27, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a past sexual assault at the Bay Ridge-95th Street subway station. Upon their arrival, they found a 31-year-old woman at the scene being treated by EMS for bruising.
An investigation revealed that the victim had entered a bathroom on the mezzanine level of the station and she was followed in by an unknown man. The man proceeded to punch the victim multiple times and attempted to pull down her leggings.
The victim resisted and called out for help. A passerby at the station heard the victim and intervened by banging on the bathroom door. The suspect, who was believed to be wearing a mask, fled the station to parts unknown.
“Yesterday morning’s sexual assault at 10 a.m. at the 95th Street subway station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is indicative of the direction New York City is headed. This is why I wrote Gov. Cuomo last year asking for more police to patrol our subway system, and this is why neither an elected official or private citizen should stand in the way of the 500 officers he assigned to the job,” said Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis. “It is also a shocking reminder of the rise in crime over the course of this month that NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has attributed to the new bail reform laws. Robberies, burglaries, shootings and car thefts are all up citywide and transit crimes like yesterday’s have almost doubled in Brooklyn South in the first few weeks of 2020 compared to last year.”
The suspect is described as a man standing between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and was last seen wearing all dark clothing and carrying a backpack. On Jan. 28, the NYPD released a photo of the suspect.
“Commissioner Shea is right; bail reform has made New Yorkers less safe. Enough with the excuses and stall tactics,” said Malliotakis. “It’s time for the governor and the Democratic leaders of the legislature to work with us to fix these misguided reforms.”
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
🚨Alert🚨 We are investigating a sexual assault that occurred this morning around 10am at 95th Street and 4th Avenue subway station.
— NYPD 68th Precinct (@NYPD68Pct) January 27, 2020
Updated at 8:35 a.m. on Jan. 29.