As we reported over the weekend, police arrested Bronx resident Joseph Quirindongo in connection with two incidents, the most recent of which occurred on April 14th.
He’s been charged with attempted rape, assault and committing a criminal sex act.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with two attacks that took place inside the LaGuardia Houses, on Clinton Street. Bronx resident Joseph Quirindongo, 20 years old, was taken into custody late last night and charged with attempted rape, assault and committing a criminal sex act.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect shortly after an incident that took place April 14th. According to officers, Quirindongo used a knife to force a young woman from an elevator and into a stairwell. She was able to fight him off. Police believe Quirindongo was responsible for a similar crime in the same housing complex last year. In the earlier attack, a woman was raped.
As previously reported, Police are trying to find a suspect who tried to rape a woman in a building stairwell April 14th. They say he used a knife to force her from an elevator in the Laguardia Houses on Clinton Street, but she was able to fight him off and he fled. Now the NYPD has released surveillance video clearly showing the suspect:
Investigators believe the suspect is also responsible for the rape of a woman in another part of the Laguardia public housing complex on the morning of January 18th, 2010.
The suspect is described as 17 to 25 years old, 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall and heavy set. If you have information about either incident, call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) — enter TIP577.