A man wanted by police in connection with a violent rape and home invasion in Manhattan on New Year's Eve was arrested Saturday, officials announced.
Police say 23-year-old Elijah Kelly was spotted by officers in the 13th precinct two days after the attack. The arresting officers saw the man around 1 a.m. Saturday when he jaywalked in front of their patrol vehicle, a law enforcement official tells News 4.
Kelly faces nearly a dozen charges, including rape, assault felony and strangulation.
The officers recognized the man from photos -- he was wearing the same jacket the day of the alleged assault and had the victim's debit card in the pocket, the official said.
Kelly is accused of attacking a 27-year-old woman inside her apartment on East 30th Street in Kips Bay. It was barely 12 p.m. Thursday when he forced his way .
Police say the victim answered her apartment door for someone she thought was a delivery man. He instantly pushed his way in, attacked her and took her credit card and demanded the PIN number.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries was not immiedately known.
Attorney information for Kelly was not immediately known.