CONCOURSE VILLAGE, the Bronx — An arrest has been made in the rape and robbery of a woman that happened at a Bronx building Thursday, police confirmed.
Police said a man choked the woman until she passed out and then raped her on the rooftop of the Concourse Village building, police said.
He followed the 23-year-old victim into an elevator and then choked her, an NYPD spokesperson said. The man pushed her into a stairwell where she regained consciousness and forced her onto the roof of the building.
Once they were on the rooftop, the man raped the woman, police said. He demanded her wallet and cash before fleeing.
About $40 to $50 in cash was stolen and at least $200 was withdrawn from the ATM, police said.
The man, identified as Lynneke Burris, 30, was taken into custody Thursday night and charged with rape, robbery, assault, strangulation and predatory sexual assault.
Burris has had at least 20 prior arrests, some are sealed, police sources said. He was arrested a week ago on assault charges and was bailed out, according to police sources.
The victim suffered bruises and scratches from getting dragged in addition to injuries from the assault.