Nov. 16, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
A woman’s body parts were forcibly touched by a man at Woodside’s 52nd Street station, police said, in yet another similar incident along the 7 line.
The incident happened on Nov. 6 at around 6:05 p.m., when the 21-year-old victim exited a Manhattan-bound 7 train at the station and headed to the mezzanine area, police said.
At the mezzanine level, a man approached her and grabbed her buttocks, according to police. When the victim turned around to confront the man, he grabbed her and pushed her about her breasts before running from the station, police said.
The 21-year-old victim refused medical attention at the scene, according to police.
The suspect, shown in a photograph released by the NYPD, is described as Hispanic, in his 30s, of a medium complexion, and 6’0” tall with a muscular build at around 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and no hair atop his head, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white sneakers, 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.
At least three forcible touching incidents occurred in September along the 7 train line. On Sept. 16, a man touched a woman’s backside and punched her when she confronted him. On the 21st, a man groped a woman’s buttocks as she entered the 61st station. On the 27th, a man later revealed to be a city employee was arrested after repeatedly touching a woman’s behind aboard a 7 train near Willets Point.