Police Release Video of Rittenhouse Rape Suspect

Be careful out there.


On Saturday around 1:20 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was walking home from Ladder 15 on Sansom Street to her home on the 1900 block of Spruce Street. As she approached her building, a man grabbed her from behind and forced her into her apartment, where he raped and robbed her. A surveillance camera on the block caught the moment when he accosted her on the street, as seen below.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, between 5’5″ and 5’10” tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and a dark colored baseball cap and carrying a black messenger bag.


If you have any information about the crime or the suspect, contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3252.