Bedford-Stuyvesant

Police seek Bed-Stuy groper

January 7, 2019 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photograph of the alleged groper Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s buttocks after she gave him money.

On Dec. 23, a 26-year-old woman was walking on Kingston Avenue near Herkimer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a man approached her and asked for change.

After the she gave him change, the man followed her down the street trying to strike up a conversation. Police said the man grabbed the woman’s buttocks and then fled the location but was caught on video surveillance nearby.

The woman was not injured, police said.

The suspect is described as an African-American man, approximately 18 to 25-years-old, 5-foot 9 inches to 6-feet tall and 170 pounds with a dark complexion and a medium build. The man was last seen wearing a black knit hat, a blue jacket underneath a black coat, black sweatpants, white sneakers and a black backpack. 

Anyone with information in regard to the 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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