NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man seen on video groping an 18-year-old woman on a subway platform in Manhattan.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the 14th Street-Union Square station.

Police are searching for a man seen on video groping an 18-year-old woman on a subway platform in Manhattan. (Credit: NYPD)

Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the victim on the southbound R train platform. He walks up behind her and grabs her private area.

Police said the man fled on a northbound 4 or 5 train.

He’s described as bald with eye glasses, last seen wearing a black jacket, blue shirt, beige pants, light colored shoes and carrying a dark backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.

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