Resident of 49 Ludlow Assaulted; Building Security Questioned

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 at 6:28 am by

At roughly 12:30 am last Wednesday morning, a female resident of 49 Ludlow Street was reportedly abducted while entering her apartment.  Sources close to the situation indicate that a “clean-cut” African American male between 5’8″ and 5’10” buzzed his way into the building while said tenant was standing outside digging for her keys. Both entered at once, heading to the elevator simultaneously.

The assailant reportedly lingered on the lift just as said resident had gained entry to her apartment.  He chased behind, ambushing her in the doorway, groping as she screamed for help.  Luckily a neighbor heard the commotion and came to the rescue. In response, the perp allegedly tried to talk his way out of it, claiming he “took her out that night,” calling her a bitch, and then fleeing. We are told that police reports were filed and a sketch was made.

To make matters worse, sources say the landlord of 49 Ludlow was notified but has yet to alert the tenants of the occurrence. We also hear that not all door buzzers and cameras on site are functional. This problem has been reported to building management many times, yet fallen on deaf ears. Cases of sexual assault in the neighborhood are seemingly on the rise of late, and a refusal to swap out faulty security equipment is not only irresponsible, but dangerous.

Talk of lawsuits against the landlord are allegedly happening as we speak.

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  • Ricklerre

    I live in this building on the first floor.  There was a note on the door on Friday night that this attack happened, but the note was gone by Saturday.

    • Paul

      I don’t think that was an official note from the building. Tone was more like a concerned resident.

  • Sunny

    I think you meant “assaulted,” not “abducted.”