Man tries to rape 2 women in the Bronx

Bronx attempted rape

Police asked for help identifying this man in connection with two attempted rapes in the Bronx.

THE BRONX — A man tried to rape two women in the Bronx on Saturday, police said.

He groped a 29-year-old woman inside a building near Morris Avenue and East 177th Street around 6 p.m. and fled when the woman resisted, officials said.

Less than an hour later, just a few blocks away, the man approached a 39-year-old woman from behind near Morris Avenue and East 174th Street, police said. He forced the woman to the ground, pulled down her pants and attempted to sexually assault her.

The man fled when the woman fought back.

Police asked for help identifying him.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Correction: The timing and location of the second incident have been updated.

Bronx Videos

Opportunities to get vaccinated improve in NYC, but new problems arise

Vaccine supply increases as two NYC sites go 24 hours

Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive with sites giving shots 24 hours a day

How independent pharmacies are helping the vaccination effort

Overnight NYC vaccination sites opening Thursday night

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in NYC as some sites become 24/7

More Bronx

Trending Stories

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Don't Miss

Latest Video

G Thing: Nose piercing leads to liver transplant

NYC Safe Walks expands to Chinatown to respond to anti-Asian bigotry

New York City movie theaters reopen at limited capacity

Opportunities to get vaccinated improve in NYC, but new problems arise

NY lawmakers modify Cuomo’s emergency COVID-19 powers amid nursing home cover-up, sexual harassment allegations

Weekend weather

Brooklyn seniors in NYCHA clean up raw sewage

Movie theaters reopen in NYC

Convictions overturned in 1996 deaths over withheld reports