NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Wednesday for a man who groped and kissed a woman in an elevator in a downtown Brooklyn subway station last week.
Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 50-year-old woman got on the elevator for the A Train at the Jay Street-MetroTech station when the man came up, police said.READ MORE: Nestlé Recalls DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas That Were Mislabeled, May Contain Allergen
The man kissed the woman and touched her in her “private area,” police said. The woman got off the elevator and the man ran off in an unknown direction, police said.
The woman was not injured, police said.READ MORE: Thousands Of Public School Teachers Await Court's Vaccine Mandate Decision
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 50 years old, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 280 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue slacks, police said.
Police have released a surveillance video from the elevator.MORE NEWS: Some Health Care Workers Still Defiant As New York State Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.