Police Looking for Suspects in Two Groping Cases

Police are looking for suspects in two alleged groping incidents in the subway — one in April and one earlier this month. They’ve released surveillance images of the suspects.

The incident earlier this month was at 96th Street.

It was reported to police that on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1145 hours, aboard a northbound 3 train approaching the 72 Street Station, an unidentified male grabbed a 28-year-old male victim’s genitals from behind. The unidentified male then moved to another train car and fled upon arrival at the 96 Street Station.

The unidentified male is Hispanic, 5′ 10″ to 5’11”, 35- 40 years-old, 180- 190lbs. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweater, dark colored cap and dark colored jeans.

Photos are attached and available at DCPI. Left photo shows the unidentified male aboard the train; right photo shows the unidentified male at the 96 Street Station.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

The police released the following description of the case in April.

It was reported to the police that April 25, 2019 at 1015 hours a 32 year-old female was walking up the stairs to exit the West 72 Street and Central Park West subway station when the individual approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks.  The individual then fled the station and ran across the street where he reentered the train station.

The individual is described as a Hispanic male, 35-40 years-old, 150-160 pounds, 5’4”-5’6” with a medium complexion, short black hair and clean shaven.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored short sleeve shirt, a black waist length jacket, beige pants and a dark colored shoulder bag.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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