David Salas, 45, was arrested on suspicion of breaking into an elderly woman’s home in the Bronx, robbing her and sexually assaulting her.
Salas faces eight charges, including breaking and entering, grand theft, and sexual abuse from last Thursday’s attack. He was arrested Monday night, ABC News reported.
According to police, the crime happened around 9:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Morris Park neighborhood. The unidentified elderly woman woke up to discover the stranger on top of her demanding money.
The suspect then continued to assault her sexually. He eventually fled southbound on Yates Avenue, taking the victim’s bank card and pin number.
All charges are merely accusations, and the persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
In a similar case on Sunday, a 73-year-old Hispanic grandmother was robbed and tied hands when two masked and armed intruders entered her Clifton, N.J. home, stealing money and jewelry from her deceased daughter.
In January, a 74-year-old Dominican great-grandmother was fatally strangled and bound by two invaders in her Upper West Side Manhattan (NYC) apartment, one of them a former worker in the building.
In February, two burglars posing as Con Edison Electric Company workers showed a gun when they broke into a woman’s Brooklyn (NYC) home, beat her, and stole an expensive television set.