Woman, 27, is raped in her Midtown apartment by man posing as delivery driver

A 27-year-old woman was raped inside her New York City apartment on Wednesday morning by a man posing as a delivery driver. 

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon and was immediately attacked by the man, according to the New York Post. 

Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a packaged delivered when the attacker started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue. 

A 27-year-old woman was raped inside her New York City apartment (authorities pictured at the scene) on Wednesday morning by a man posing as a delivery driver

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon and was immediately attacked by the man

The young woman answered the door to her Midtown Manhattan home just before noon and was immediately attacked by the man

Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a packaged delivered when the attacked started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue

Authorities said the woman believed she was getting a packaged delivered when the attacked started choking her in her home near East 30th Street and Third Avenue

‘He made it look like he was delivering a package,’ a police spokeswoman told the Post, without elaborating on what exactly the man was wearing. 

The woman told authorities that she was choked until she lost consciousness. When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said. 

The man also stole her bank card and pin number before fleeing the scene.  

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. Authorities are still investigating the attack and have not released any other information. 

The attack comes just two days after a 19-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint in Brooklyn. 

New York City police are searching for the man who was captured on surveillance footage in the area. 

Police said the suspect approached the woman from behind near East New York Avenue and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn just after midnight on Monday. 

She told police the man held a kitchen knife to her throat and threatened to kill her if she resisted.

He then forced her into a building at 672 Ralph Avenue where he raped her before fleeing the scene on foot.

Both attacks come amid a surge in crime in New York City. 

The woman told authorities that she was choked until she lost consciousness. When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said

The woman told authorities that she was choked until she lost consciousness. When she woke up the man was raping her both vaginally and anally, police said

The man also stole her bank card and pin number before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment

The man also stole her bank card and pin number before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment

Authorities are still investigating the attack and have not released any other information

Authorities are still investigating the attack and have not released any other information

Crime stats from the four weeks between November 30 to December 27 show violent crime is far higher than it was at the same time last year.  

During that time frame, there were 21 murders – an increase of 61.5 per cent when compared with the same dates in 2019. 

There was also a 4.2 per cent increase in rapes, and a staggering 122.4 per cent surge in shootings.   

Violent crime began spiking following a $1billion cut to the NYPD’s budget which was approved this past summer following passionate protests to defund the police.

Officials have failed to take responsibility for the surge in crime, instead shifting blame.  

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY1 earlier this month that changes to bail laws as well as progressive policies that encourage criminal justice reform are making the city more dangerous.

‘Until we come to that realization as a society — is this what we want?’ 

‘It’s good to have philosophical discussions about ‘end mass incarceration’ and ‘end incarceration’ but you don’t want to do it by turning the innocent public into jails in their own apartments and houses.’

Shea’s boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, pushed back on the commissioner’s comments.

The mayor told reporters at a City Hall meeting on December 8 that the surge in violent crime this year can be pinned on an ‘absolute perfect storm’ that hit New York this year.

‘You cannot combine a massive health crisis, tens of thousands of people dying, hospitals overwhelmed, economy is shut down, schools are shut down, houses of worship shut down, society not having its normal moorings all at once, a social justice crisis…’ the mayor said.

‘Come on, this is not like anything we have seen in our history and I believe not like anything we will see again in our lifetimes.’

De Blasio acknowledged there had been an ‘uptick in violence’ though he added that it is ‘clearly being addressed because we’re regluing the situation together again’.  

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