Northeast Times

Woman sexually assaulted for hours in St. Ives Apartments

Phil­adelphia po­lice are still seek­ing in­form­a­tion about two uniden­ti­fied gun­men who in­vaded a North­east Phil­adelphia wo­man’s apart­ment and as­saul­ted her sexu­ally for more than three hours on April 14.

The at­tack­ers also robbed the 20-year-old vic­tim, who was able to provide their de­scrip­tions to po­lice.

She was sleep­ing on a couch in her unit of the St. Ives Apart­ments at about 2 a.m. when two men burst through her front door and woke her. The apart­ment build­ing is on River­side Drive near Stew­arts Way, along the Wood­haven Road Ex­press­way. One of the in­truders poin­ted a gun at the wo­man, then they both as­saul­ted her mul­tiple times, po­lice said. The at­tack­ers stole an un­dis­closed amount of cash and per­son­al be­long­ings be­fore leav­ing the apart­ment at about 5:30 a.m. That’s when the vic­tim called 911.

In­vest­ig­at­ors are un­sure how the in­truders gained ac­cess through the build­ing’s ex­tern­al se­cur­ity doors be­fore break­ing in­to the vic­tim’s apart­ment. One crook was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and in his mid-20s with a light com­plex­ion, thin build, small goat­ee beard and mul­tiple neck tat­toos. His ac­com­plice was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and in his mid-20s, with a dark com­plex­ion, bald and clean-shaven. Con­tact the Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit at 215-685-3251 to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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