Cops seek suspect who assaulted woman on Bronx path and dragged her into the woods

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Cops are searching for a suspect who assaulted a woman in the Bronx last week.

According to police, at 3:30 p.m. on June 23, a 31-year-old woman was walking on a path in the vicinity of City Island Road and Shore Road when she was approached by an unknown man rapidly from behind. The man proceeded to cover the woman’s nose and mouth and dragged her into a wooded area where he pinned her face-down, mounted her and began twisting her neck.

The victim was able to scream and a male bicyclist heard her and approached the path. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and the victim ran towards the bicyclist for safety. She suffered scrapes and bruises to her arms, legs and back and was treated at the scene by EMS.

The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a Black man with a thin build, a well-groomed appearance and standing 5 feet, 5 inches. He was last seen wearing white surgical gloves, a grey fitted t-shirt, cargo pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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.