GUN HILL, The Bronx – A pair of attackers burst into a woman’s Bronx home by claiming to be Con Edison workers, then bound her and sexually assaulted her while her young daughter was in the house, police said.
It happened Monday at a home on Magenta Avenue in the Bronx. Two men saying they were utility workers knocked on the 26-year-old’s door and when she opened it, pushed their way in, police said. She was then tied to a coffee table and sexually assaulted.
When the attackers ran from the home, they left the victim tied up. A neighbor found the victim after she heard the woman’s toddler crying, police said.
Residents are told to always ask visitors claiming to be utility workers for their IDs through the door. If that’s not enough to make them feel safe, those residents should call the utility company to confirm the workers are legitimate and were sent to the home by the company.
No arrests have been made in this case.
Anyone with information should call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.