Police seek Union Square subway groper

Police say the man in the center of this surveillance-camera image groped a woman in the Union Square subway station in July. The image was taken at the station shortly after the incident. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

BY GABE HERMAN | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a groping incident in the Union Square subway station earlier this summer, police said.

The incident occurred on Wed., July 31, around 4:40 p.m. A 25-year-old woman was exiting the station up a staircase at 14th St., when she was approached from behind by a man. The stranger grabbed her buttocks, then fled on foot out of the station.

Police released surveillance-camera images of the alleged groper taken in the Union Square station shortly after the incident.

Anyone with information should call the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

One Response to Police seek Union Square subway groper

  1. it is possible that it is the same person:

    There was a sexual assault on the Q train at Union Square early on the morning of Wed., Aug. 7, police said.

    Around 4:20 a.m., on a Downtown Q train, a woman, 47, who had fallen asleep, awoke when a man touched her right shoulder with his exposed penis. When the woman confronted him, the guy ran off the train at the Union Square station, then fled out onto the street.

    Police released a surveillance image of the man, who is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 200 pounds, and last seen wearing a dark shirt, beige shorts and brown shoes. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline.

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