Theft charges against Anthony Ibanez, accused of attempted rape, have been dropped

Accused of trying to rape a teenager on crawling He was out without bail on lesser theft charges Friday caught another break — when prosecutors dropped the theft case against him.

Manhattan prosecutors asked for petty theft charges against Anthony Ibanez to be dismissed because they were “unable to contact” the two witnesses complaining in the case.

According to court documents, Ibanez, 32, and a Taser-Wilding accomplice were charged with breaking into a Hell’s Kitchen deli on May 25 and stealing a tip jar that contained about $7.

Anthony Ibanez
Anthony Ibanez was out without bail when he was accused of trying to rape a teenage girl.
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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office reduced the robbery charge to petit larceny.
Steven Hirsch

Police initially charged Ibanez with robbery—but not the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. fee deductible To petit larceny, who is not eligible for bail under controversial criminal justice laws in the state of New York.

Ibanez is still facing charges in the shocking attack of a 15-year-old girl outside her apartment building in the Parkchester section of the Bronx early Wednesday after the teenager attempted to track her AirPods using her cellphone, sources said. had tried.

According to the criminal complaint against her, Ibanez allegedly slammed the girl to the ground around 2:40 p.m. and threatened, “I’m going to take you to a quiet place and f—k”.

Sources said an unidentified Good Samaritan stopped the attack and police later apprehended Ibanez while he was claiming to have been the victim of an attack at the 43rd Precinct.

After Ibanez was back on the streets in the Petit Larsi case in May, he was arrested again in Lower Manhattan on July 15 for snatching nearly $50 worth of items from 7-Eleven, sources said. Sources said he was given a desk appearance ticket in that case, but he never showed up in the court, for which an arrest warrant was issued on August 4.

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Ibanez was charged with stealing a tip jar at a Hell’s Kitchen deli on May 25.
James Keivom

Ibanez is due back in court in The Bronx on Monday, facing charges of attempted rape and sexual assault.

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