Police are looking for two men accused of raping and beating a woman in Highbridge Park on December 17th. The victim was taken to an area hospital with facial trauma and a laceration to the back of her head. One suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic.
According to police, the 33-year-old victim met her two assailants on W. 179th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. The woman had never met the two before, but agreed to go to Highbridge Park with them, near Amsterdam Ave. and W. 177th St., according to sources familiar with the case, according to the New York Daily News.
The other suspect was said to be wearing a long, black jacket with a fur hood.
Once there, they drank and smoked weed together, and the men raped and physically assaulted her, sources said.
She was then taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she was treated for facial trauma and a cut to the back of her head, police said.
Police released photos of the two suspects Tuesday night, after investigators went looking for “viable video” of the men, an NYPD spokesman said.
The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man with light skin, wearing a red cap with a black brim, a black waist length jacket, a white hoodie sweater with a black stripe on the hood, light colored jeans, and multicolored white and purple sneakers.
Police describe the second suspect as a man wearing a three-quarter black coat with a fur lined hoodie, black jeans, a black cap, and multicolored red and black sneakers.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or
visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
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