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NYPD seeks M train groper

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 8:30 pm, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and apprehending a man wanted for five forcible touching incidents involving women on M train platforms since Feb. 5.

Police at the NYPD’s 110th Precinct said the most recent incident occurred on July 30. All the victims were Asian, between the ages of 19 and 47. Assaults on Feb. 5, March 29, July 25 and July 26 took place at the station located at Broadway and Queens Boulevard.

The most recent incident occurred on July 30 at the Elmhurst Avenue and Broadway stop. All of the women were approached from behind, with the man attempting to touch then under their clothing below the waist.

Police said none of the women have required hospitalization, and that no weapons were used and none of the victims had personal property stolen during the incidents.

Police describe the suspect as a male Hispanic, 25 to 40 years old, standing about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black or navy blue baseball-style cap.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public also can submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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