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Suspect Sought In Connection With String Of Bronx Touching Incidents

Police are looking for a man who has been groping women in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

Police are looking for a man who has been groping women in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a series of forcible touching incidents in the Bronx.

The pattern began on March 5, shortly after 3 p.m., according to police. A 36-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of Popham Avenue when the suspect approached her from behind, forcibly touched her, and fled the scene.

Just after midnight on March 9, a 29-year-old woman was forcibly touched but uninjured in the lobby of her University Heights building.

Later on March 9, a woman, 24, was approached from behind and forcibly touched while walking into her University Heights building.

On March 15, at 5:40 p.m. a 20-year-old woman was walking into a building in Bedford Park when she was approached from behind and forcibly touched, police said.

Most recently, a 27-year-old woman was approached from behind and forcibly touched while entering her University Heights building.

Police are looking for a 5’10”, 170-lbs, Hispanic male, with dark skin, he is approximately 22-years-old.

Anybody with information regarding these incidents has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS[8477]. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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