Three teenage boys were arrested for allegedly raping and robbing a woman in a Chinatown apartment early yesterday morning.
The police released surveillance video of three young men entering a building in the 5th Precinct of Manhattan around 5 a.m. According to the NYPD, the trio sexually assaulted a 33-year-old woman and also stole her property. The victim was treated at a hospital.
WCBS 2 reports that the suspects met the victim at a "nearby high-speed internet cafe on Eldridge Street" and attacked her. Then they stole "her keys and personal belongings which showed her address and led them to the building... In the video, you can see the suspects in... heading up the stairs to the victim’s apartment. Investigators say they get into her unit and attempt to rob the place, but get spooked when they see someone inside."
The video also shows the trio putting their hoodies up as they enter the building.
This morning, the NYPD announced that three arrests had been made: Eric Pek, 16, of Brooklyn, was charged with rape, robbery, assault, burglary and grand larceny; Emanuel Burrows, 16, of Brooklyn, was also charged with rape, robbery, assault, burglary and grand larceny; and Sanata Asliev, 16, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted rape, assault and attempted burglary.