NYPD: Sexual Predator Fondles Woman Near Gracie Mansion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Upper East Side residents are on alert with a sexual predator on the loose.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reports, a woman was fondled and police said they believe the suspect has struck before.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

The latest incident happened almost in the shadow of the landmark Gracie Mansion. A 31-year-old woman was grabbed in the buttocks Wednesday morning at a building near 85th Street and East End Avenue.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the incident was “not an assault.”

Nevertheless, it was an unwelcome and aggressive liberty by a man that police said remains on the prowl.

Police said the suspect is wanted in six separate incidents — including the one on Wednesday.  In the other incidents, the suspect is said to have inappropriately touched women in their upper 20’s.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 30-years-old.  He is said to be about 4-foot-11 and weighs 120 pounds with black hair.  He was last seen wearing a black turtle-neck zipped sweatshirt and blue jeans.

“It’s horrifying, horrifying,” one resident said.

Police said the woman was going into her building when a man grabbed her from behind. The suspect apparently said “I’m sorry” before running off.

“We see that as part of a pattern; this is the sixth incident,” Kelly said.

Police said the man hit locations all within blocks of each other within the confines of the 19th Precinct.

“Of course I’m nervous, because it’s the first incident we’ve had around here in a long time, since the ‘East Side Rapist’ years ago,” resident Roberta Lipman said.

“That’s terrible – does anybody know who he is?” East Side resident Ellen Westrich said. “I hope they figure it out.”

In June, a 25-year-old woman narrowly escaped being sexually assaulted on East 90th Street. In May, an 85-year-old woman was sexually attacked and robbed, but in that case, police made an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  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.

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  1. mg says:

    Any chance this made the major news outlets because its funny. A midget is running around grabbing womens butts.

  2. Jonathan es de La Marque says:

    Cloaking devise .????? LOL

  3. hopefu says:

    Oh My God some one squeezed her but? WOW that is a crime or is it the way things have been sense the beginning of time?
    So freekin ridicules. So you got your ass touched, lucky you. No one ever squeezes my ass. I hope some day, maybe, some one may find it irresistible – I hope!!!!

  4. nicky says:

    He should get the electric chair for touching her…men need to keep their dirty hands to themselves.

  5. Angela says:

    Doesn’t the reporter look like the drawing? LOL

    1. Wait one cotton-pickin' minute! says:

      No, the drawing looks just like you, Angela.

  6. Ralph Kootz says:

    who cares. so he grabbed a woman’s ass, I thought this was about a sexual assault or something. While we’re at it, why don’t we headline stolen pencils, xboxes, and lunch money.

  7. online says:

    The predator used his cloaking device to get close his prey.

  8. Ed says:

    Hispanic+4-foot-11+120lbs= The Chupacabra

  9. George Halligan says:

    I thought Ahhnold was still in California !

  10. DominicansGrope says:

    Too much Bachata and mamajuana rum in that guys blood. Got ’em too fired up.

  11. Bill Gates says:

    Ever see a hispanic with blonde hair? Common give me a break. Black hair and hispanics are like water and boat.

  12. j says:

    Hispanic, lol. Stereotypical, What about the J E W who killed that hopeless innocent child. O heaven forbid we as a society say such a thing. I bet those J E WS thought it was a black or “Hispanic.”

  13. BillYBoy says:

    Some guy grabbed a woman’s butt? Electric Chair.

  14. Harry lime says:

    He is said to be about 4’11” and weigh 120 pounds with black hair.

    How much does he weigh with blonde hair?

    Is there an editor in the house?

  15. LiberalsLoveIllegals says:

    Illegal……

  16. NEW YORKER says:

    GIVE ME A BREAK! SOME UPPER EAST SIDE RICH CHICK GETS ARE ASS SQUEEZED AND IT MAKES THE MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS IN NYC. WOMEN ARE RAPED, BEATEN AND KILLED DAILY IN BLACK AND HISPANIC AREAS AND THE COPS LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND THE NEWS NEVER REPORTS IT. i’M ITALIAN AMERICAN. LET’S BE HONEST. IF YOU’RE BLACK OR HISPANIC, YOU DON’T COUNT IN THIS CITY. IF YOU’RE WHITE, YOU MAKE THE NEWS. PATHETIC ! ! ! !

    1. Hazel Dukes says:

      CAPS LOCK= Idiot

    2. Very conservative says:

      Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    3. joshsucks says:

      So what you’re saying is you want attention.

  17. HooDatIS? says:

    this is terrible i hope he is found
    newyork is full of freaks
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

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