Serial predator Lynneke Burris [photo], after raping his victim, took her cash, wallet and ID. He also extracted her PIN number before fleeing
A sick predator who raped and robbed a teacher in her Bronx apartment building Thursday has been caught, police said.
Lynneke Burris, 30, allegedly grabbed the 23-year-old victim in the entrance to her apartment building on Park Ave. in Concourse Village and put her into a headlock about 1 a.m., cops said.
The woman passed out. When she woke up a few moments later, Burris was raping her, cops said.
When he was done, cops said Burris took her cash and wallet and demanded she give him her PIN before running off down the stairs. The rapist then withdrew $500 from the victim’s account, police sources said.
The assault victim was rushed the woman to Lincoln Hospital.
Burris was arrested him near 164th St. and Findlay Ave. in Concourse Village later that same day. An officer who spotted the suspect, recognized the Prospect-Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn resident from a surveillance photo.
30-year-old career criminal Lynneke Burris, has 21 prior arrests, including multiple assaults and a 2015 rape, on his record
Burris who has 21 prior arrests, including multiple assaults and a 2015 rape, on his record, with charges for rape, robbery, assault, strangulation and predatory sexual assault, police said.
According to the victims’s mother , she had just returned from a date with her boyfriend when she was attacked on the elevator, authorities said. Recounting her panicked daughter’s cries, hysterically pounding on their apartment door. “She said, ‘Help me mommy, help me,’” the mother said.
“‘He raped me, mommy.’ She was devastated. “She said, ‘It’s my fault.’ She felt guilty for what happened.” The victim is a high school English teacher, according to her mother.
The mother said she moved her family to their current Bronx apartment when her daughter was a toddler.
The teacher started her job in September, and had plans to take a break to further her education.
She said her daughter looked much different after the attack than she did in recent graduation photos.
“I think he punched her,” the mother said of Burris who allegedly told her daughter not to call the police.
“She’s scared because the person who attacked her, he knows she lives here,” her mom said. “He has her ID, and then he comes to find her and kill her. She’s scared.”