What to Know
- A man in a ski mask allegedly raped a woman after making his way into her apartment through her unlocked door, the NYPD said
- The attack happened inside the woman's home in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx, police said
- The woman was taken to Jacobi Hospital for treatment
A man in a ski mask allegedly raped a woman after making his way into her apartment through her unlocked door, the NYPD said.
Officers responded to the woman’s home on Cruger Avenue, near Maran Place, in Pelham Parkway, around 12:48 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of an assault, the NYPD said.
When they arrived, the approximately 40-year-old woman told them a man in a black ski mask entered the apartment, forced her into a bedroom and raped her before fleeing the scene.
The woman was taken to Jacobi Hospital for treatment, police said.
Longtime neighbor and friend of the victim Sue Ann Whalen said she arrived at the building to find the woman in the back of an ambulance, with police surrounding the building and inside the apartment.
"She's hysterical crying, I'm like, 'OK, I'll take the kids when they come home from school," said Whalen.
Police didn’t immediately release additional information about the suspect.
"Your home is like your safe haven so it's a scary feeling, you can't even be safe in your own home," said Ione Gutierrez.