By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a suspect they say sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in Murray Hill.

(credit: NYPD)

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It happened Saturday at 5:40 p.m. at East 40th Street and First Avenue.

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Police say the woman was walking and the suspect approached her from behind, covered her mouth, and groped her.

He stole her cell phone and then ran away, police say.

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Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team