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Authorities offer reward for arrest of East Harlem rape suspect

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Woman, 64, in coma after rape, assault by man who got away on Citibike
Posted at 3:14 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 15:28:50-04

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Authorities said Friday they're offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the rape of a woman in East Harlem that leads to the arrest, indictment and/or conviction of the suspect.

The 64-year old Harlem woman was in a medically-induced coma Thursday after she was assaulted late Monday by a man who paused to wash his hands and then used a Citibike to get away.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison asked for the public’s help in solving the case, which happened outside 301 East 111 Street in Manhattan, during an interview with PIX11 News this week.

“Our victim is a local person; she’s well respected in the community,” Harrison said, adding that police couldn’t talk to the woman, because she’s still unconscious.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect Friday.

The $10,000 reward is divided into two sections, police said.

The first section is $2,500, payable by Crime Stoppers upon the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the incident.

The second section is $7,500, payable by NYPD upon the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the incident.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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).