Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to a sexual assault which occurred earlier this week on the Upper West Side. They are hoping the public can assist in identifying and locating him.
It happened on Tuesday at about 10 p.m. near West 89th Street in Riverside Park.
According to NYPD officials, a “38-year-old female victim was jogging on the bike path when an unknown male on a bicycle approached. The male got off of the bicycle, pushed the victim to the ground and proceeded to sexually assault her. The male then fled the location on the bicycle. The victim sustained minor bruises and scratches about her body and was removed by EMS to an area hospital in stable condition.”
There are no surveillance photos, but police describe the suspect as a man between the ages of 30 and 40, standing 5’6″ and having a light complexion. He was last seen riding on a dark-colored bicycle while wearing a red sports jersey with the number 40 on the back.
Anyone with relevant information 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 by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.