The NYPD has released surveillance video (below) showing a man suspected of raping a woman in a Bronx hotel room. The 33-year-old victim told investigators she "engaged in a short conversation with the suspect on the train at East 14th street and Union Square" early Wednesday morning. She was on her way to the Bronx, where she was staying in a hotel in the 48th Precinct.
Investigators say that she heard a knock on her door at 4 a.m., and when she opened, the suspect pushed his way into her room and raped her. The suspect is described as a 30-year-old black man with a tattoo of the name "Tiffany" on the inside of the left forearm and a tattoo of a scorpion and the name "Ivan" on his right shoulder/biceps. He was last seen wearing a grey Chicago Bulls hat, white tee shirt and red shorts.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at NYPD Crimestoppers or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.