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Video released of attacker wanted in attempted rape, robbery of 11-year-old boy in the Bronx

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-03 22:06:09-04

OLINVILLE, the Bronx — Police on Saturday released new video of an attacker wanted in connection with the attempted rape and robbery of an 11-year-old boy in the Bronx.

The unknown male, thought to be between 17 and 19 years old, grabbed the victim from behind at about 3:15 p.m. on May 30 near White Plains Road and Magenta Street, police said. He demanded the child give him money.

The attacker told the boy he had a knife and forced the 11-year-old to walk with him into Bronx Park, where he again demanded money from the child, police said.

Then the attacker forced the victim onto the ground and pulled down his pants. The child fought back and the attacker ran away, police said.

The culprit is described as having a thin build and braces on his teeth. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, white and blue sneakers, and blue jeans.

Earlier Saturday, police released photos of the attacker showing him walking next to the victim.

Police want to talk with this male in connection with an attempted sexual assault and robbery of an 11-year-old boy in a Bronx park on May 30, 2017. (NYPD)

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).