Cops Hunt East Village Groper
Police ask anyone with information to call 800-577-TIPS
Police believe a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her East 9th Street building last night may be responsible for at least three other assaults in the East Village and surrounding areas in the last six weeks.
The latest attack occurred at about 2 a.m. this morning when the suspect—described by cops as a 5-foot-9 Hispanic man in his 20s— followed 20-year-old woman into her building, groped her, and fled.
The suspect, pictured in the above police sketch, in that case may also be responsible for three other East Village attacks. Each time the suspect follows a woman in to her building at about 4 a.m., and forcibly touches them. On some occasions, the groper has also made off with some of his victims' personal belongings, cops said.
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