Subway creep sought for groping a woman on the staircase at an Astoria subway station

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops have released images of a suspect who recently grabbed a woman’s buttocks on the staircase of an Astoria subway station.

Law enforcement sources said the incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. on June 4 inside the Steinway Street station on the M and R lines.

According to authorities, a 24-year-old woman was walking up the stairs from the platform to the mezzanine when the perpetrator approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. The victim managed to take a cell phone picture of the suspect before he fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Police described the subway creep as a Hispanic man between 28 and 30 years of age with black hair, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a light blue button-down shirt and dark blue jeans.

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Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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