News Man rapes woman in Central Park after offering to walk her home, NYPD says The NYPD is looking for a man who raped a woman in Central Park on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated September 22, 2017 6:52 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A man raped a woman in Central Park after he offered to walk her home, police said Thursday. The woman was with a friend near Lenox Avenue and Central Park North, when the man, a friend of the woman’s friend, approached them at about 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, cops said. The man offered to walk the woman home, and the two left the third friend. As they were walking through the park, he pulled out a knife, raped her and ran off with her purse, according to police. The woman was found shirtless and missing a tooth, cops said. The suspect is described as approximately 30 years old. Surveillance images of him walking with the woman were released Thursday, but his face is not visible in the footage. The victim was not able to identify the suspect, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if the victim's friend was being questioned. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.