NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He’s well-dressed, dangerous and still on the loose.
Police released crystal clear images on Thursday of the man dubbed the “Well-Dressed Groper,” who is believed to be responsible for at least four forcible touching incidents in Manhattan in recent months.
Police had collected grainy surveillance shots in previous incidents. The new versions are from March 30 and provide the clearest look at the suspect’s face yet.
The release of the images comes just days after charges were dropped against Karl Vanderwoude, the 26-year-old businessman originally arrested for the crimes.
He was picked out of a police lineup, but insisted he wasn’t anywhere near the locations of the attacks when they took place.
The Manhattan District Attorney cleared him after he provided an alibi and video to prove it.
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