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Woman May Be 9th Victim Of Suspected Upper East Side Groper

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Surveillance image of groping suspect. (credit: NYPD)

Surveillance image of groping suspect. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Upper East Side groper may have hit again.

Officers are ramping up the search for the suspect after another incident this weekend. The latest assault occurred Saturday afternoon inside the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports

Police say a man followed a 21-year-old woman and tried to take a photo up her skirt.

He ran off and she ran to police, giving officers the same description as the one given by other victims of a man, 4′ 11″, 120 pounds with spiky hair and a gap tooth.

“Maybe they should get more security down in the subways with police walking around or more video cameras,” said Gramercy resident Kelly O’Neill.

The suspect is accused of groping at least nine women. Police say all of the victims are in their 20s and early 30s.  

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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