NYPD Arrest Suspect In Bronx Robbery, Attempted Rape Of 83-Year-Old Woman

March 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police officials arrested a man accused of attempting to rape an 83-year-old woman in the Bronx.

Officials say Gary Mallete, 51, was taken into custody overnight and his charges include robbery and sexual assault.

Mallete is accused of attacking an elderly woman at the Castle Hill housing development on Saturday, where police say he shoved his way in, punched her several times, attempting to rape her, and then stealing her phone and jewelry before fleeing.

The victim was treated for injuries to her face and broken ribs.