Sexual assault in Riverdale park stuns neighbors

Police are asking for the public's help to catch the man who sexually assaulted a woman in Riverdale's Ewen Park.

Investigators say the suspect grabbed the victim from behind while she walked in the park around 8 a.m. Monday. Neighbors expressed shock that such a violent crime occurred in a neighborhood that is generally considered one of the safest in the Bronx.

Neighbors say the park had less traffic on the day of the attack due to Yom Kippur. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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