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Police Hunt Irving Place Sex Assault Suspect

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man who lifted up a woman’s skirt and grabbed her buttocks in Irving Place.

The alleged groping incident took place on Jan. 6 in the middle of the day.

Police say a 30-year-old woman walked into a building near Irving Place and East 18th Street at 11:35 a.m. and was followed inside by a man who was 25-30.

As the woman was waiting for the elevator, police say the man lifted her skirt, touched her buttocks, and ran off.

The whole thing was caught on surveillance video.

Watch the incident: 

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. All calls are kept confidential. You can reach them at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your tip via their website. Or you can text your tip to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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