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Police: Man Groped 2 Women In Stuyvesant Town

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly groped two women in the area of Stuyvesant Town. (Credit: CBS 2)

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly groped two women in the area of Stuyvesant Town. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly grabbed two women’s buttocks in the area of Stuyvesant Town on the East Side of Manhattan.

The first incident happened at 2:52 a.m. Sunday, May 18. The suspect grabbed a 24-year-old woman’s buttocks inside the hallway of her apartment building in the area of East 14th Street, and ran off, police said.

On Sunday, June 15 around 2:05 a.m., the suspect struck again in an apartment building at Stuyvesant Oval in Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, police said. He touched a 22-year-old woman’s buttocks in the hallway of her apartment building and ran off, police said.

The suspect was described as a man between the ages of 25 and 35, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 175 to 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sports jacket, black dress pants, a light-colored dress shirt, and black dress shoes, police said.

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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