Police are looking for a person accusing of forcibly touching two different women during the morning rush hour commute along the 1 subway line earlier this month.
Both incidents occurred on December 7th. The first was around 9:20 a.m., on a southbound 1 train near Broadway and 96th Street; police say the suspect "grabbed a 31-year-old female victim's buttocks" before leaving the train at the 96th Street station.
Minutes later, at 9:38 a.m., police say the same man grabbed "a 19-year-old female victim's buttocks" on a 1 southbound train near Broadway and 72nd Street. He fled the train at the 72nd Street station, where the left the subway system.
The authorities released a sketch of the suspect, describing him as being around 20-30 years old and 6', last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
If you see or experience sexual misconduct in the subway (this includes seeing a masturbator, being groped, being grinded on, etc.), you can report it to the MTA and police on this website. There's also a place for you to upload photos and/or video. Don't let the perverts win.