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Cops bust teen they say robbed and sexually assaulted woman in Inwood park

2018-11-08

Alian Puello, 18, was busted about 10 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly preying on the 37-year-old victim in Inwood Hill Park near W. 218th St. and Indian Road about 6:25 p.m. Monday.

Cops have busted a teen they say robbed a woman at gunpoint and forced her to perform a sex act on him in an Inwood park.

Alian Puello, 18, was busted about 10 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly preying on the 37-year-old victim in Inwood Hill Park near W. 218th St. and Indian Road about 6:25 p.m. Monday.

He is accused of creeping up on her as she walked through the park, threatening her with a black handgun, robbing her of her wallet and gold iPhone and then making her perform the sexual act.

The victim was treated at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and released.

Cops release surveillance video and photos of the suspect Tuesday and asked for the public’s help identifying him. He wore a distinctive red-and-black backpack.

Puello is charged with robbery, sex abuse and weapon possession.