The police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in two separate forcible touching incidents—both involving women walking from a South Slope-Greenwood Heights subway station.
The first incident occurred on August 5th at 11:30 p.m., when a 28-year-old woman was walking from the Prospect Avenue subway station at 4th Avenue. According to the NYPD, "As she reached 17th Street and headed toward 5th Ave. an unidentified male did grab her buttocks from underneath her skirt. The suspect then fled the location toward 5th Ave."
Then, on August 19th, also at 11:30 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking from the station towards her home nearby. Police say, "As she reached her residence, which is in the vicinity of the train station an unidentified male did come from behind and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then fled the location."
The suspect is described as being 5'6" to 5'9" in height and 130 pounds with what the police call a "medium complexion" and short hair. The police also released video of him:
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.