Help cops catch a suspect connected with five unwanted groping incidents near the Avenue U stop on the Q train, dating back to December.
The suspect grabbed the buttocks of a 27-year-old woman at 4am on Sunday December 4, 2016, while riding a southbound Q train near the Avenue U stop, said cops.
Then inside the Avenue U Q station, he grabbed a 31-year-old woman’s buttocks while she waited for the train on the northbound platform around 4:30pm on January 14, 2017, said cops. He struck again less than one month later at the same subway platform when he allegedly grabbed a 36-year-old woman’s buttocks as she walked up the platform stairs at 9:30pm on February 1.
Two weeks later, he got even more aggressive and shoved a 29-year-old woman against the wall and fondled her at the same subway station, at 8:30pm on February 13. He fled when a train arrived, said cops.
He struck again this past Monday, at 7pm on May 15, returning to his routine and grabbed a 27-year-old woman’s buttocks as she walked up the stairs to the northbound platform at the Avenue U station.
Surveillance video obtained by police shows the suspect running on the street with a grin on his face.
The individual is described by police as a 25-year-old Hispanic male, 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black jacket, a dark colored shirt, gray and black sweatpants, carrying a duffel bag with red straps.
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 or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
This isn’t the first case of unwanted touching to occur this month in our coverage areas. Reported cases include a suspect who grabbed two young girls on 8th Avenue in Sunset Park, a man who groped and then tried to rape a woman in Bensonhurst, another subway groper on the D train, and a serial sexual abuser who worked at CVS stores in Kensington and Bensonhurst.