NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for help finding a suspect wanted in a violent Brooklyn incident earlier this year.

A suspect approached a 23-year-old woman from behind, forcibly touched her and then punched her in the face, authorities said.

The incident happened on February 20 near St. Nicholas Avenue and Grove Street.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 male, who was last seen wearing a pea coat, scarf, knit hat and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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