NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Monday for a man who molested a woman as she slept on a subway train rolling through the Grand Central-42nd Street stop in Midtown last month.

At around 4 a.m. on Oct. 20, the woman was sleeping on the southbound 4 Train when the man walked up and touched her “private area,” police said.

A witness snapped a photo of the assailant during the crime.

Anyone with information in the incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers, at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to CRIMES and enter TIP577.

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