Cops have released images of a perpetrator who groped a woman, then assaulted her after she fought back at a Corona train station last month.
Police said the incident took place at 10 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza stop on the 7 line, above the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street.
According to law enforcement sources, the victim – a 45-year-old woman – exited from a Manhattan-bound 7 train and was walking down the staircase to the mezzanine when the suspect – described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male – groped her buttocks.
Authorities said the victim turned around and struck the creep in the chest. He then punched the woman in the face and fled the subway station eastbound along Roosevelt Avenue.
Officers from the 115th Precinct and the NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the scene. The woman refused medical treatment for her injuries.
Police said the perpetrator stands 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray shorts. The security camera images police released on Oct. 20, however, show the suspect bare-chested.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.