NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a pair of teens wanted in an incident of public lewdness on a subway train.
A 24-year-old woman was riding on a southbound 7 train as she had hundreds of times before when one of the teens sitting across from her exposed himself and simulated a sex act to get her attention, authorities said.
1010 WINS’ Al Jones Speaks Exclusively With The Victim
The victim spoke exclusively to 1010 WINS and said she felt uneasy when her train left Grand Central as she was alone with three young men.
“Being that the whole train was empty, the fact that they had to be that close to me, I knew something was coming,” she told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.
When the woman continued to ignored the suspect, a second teen tapped the victim and screamed at her, trying to get her to look at his friend.
“I looked up and the kid lying across from me was pretending he was masturbating,” the victim said.
When she wouldn’t look, she said the suspect stood right in front of her, exposed himself, swore at her and ran from the train.
“It was scary, but it easily could have been worse,” she said.
The suspects are described as being black and in their late teens. The first suspect was approximately 5-foot-7, 145 pounds and wearing a navy blue t-shirt with white writing on the back, dark sweat pants and white sneakers.
The second suspect wore a stripe shirt and beige shorts.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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