NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man accused of groping a 16-year-old girl at a Midtown subway station.

It happened just before 3 p.m. Monday inside the station on West 44th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Police say the teenager was approached on a staircase and grabbed from behind.

The man then ran off. The girl was not hurt.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at


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