HUNT RAPIST WHO THREATENED TO TOSS GIRL OFF ROOF
A 9 year old girl returning from a trip to the store was pulled off an elevator and raped in the stairwell of her Harlem building. The attack occurred July 27 on the rooftop landing of a 17 story building in the Delano Village housing complex at Lenox Avenue and W. 139th Street. The community was on guard yesterday as police hunted for the rapist, who threatened to toss the girl off the building. As police released a sketch of the suspect, people living in the housing development formed a tenant patrol to protect children in case the thug strikes again. The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about 5'11, with a thin build. He was wearing a red baseball cap, white button-down shirt and black jeans. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.