The police are hoping the public can help them identify a man accused of forcibly touching a subway rider last week. The victim took photos of the assailant, and they are very clear.
According to the NYPD, the incident happened around 6 p.m. on Friday, September 18th: A 35-year-old woman was on a Queens-bound N train when the suspect "stood behind" her and "rubbed his hand across her buttocks."
Police say she confronted him, and then "the suspect grabbed her buttocks again before fleeing the train when it pulled into the Broadway and 31st Street subway station." But not before she got photographs of him.
The suspect is described as being 30-35 years old and 6' to 6'2" with blue eyes, glasses and a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a black knit hat, green shirt and blue jeans and he was carrying a backpack.
If you see or experience gross subway behavior, you can do something about it. The MTA's website has a place for riders to report subway misconduct and even a place for riders to submit images. We know that detectives have contacted subway riders after they've submitted their incidents via the website.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.