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Cops in Elmhurst looking for turnstile-jumping groper

Police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a woman at an Elmhurst playground. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are on the lookout for a creep who groped a woman near the Moore Homestead Playground late last month.

The 33-year-old victim was in front of 82-02 45th Avenue on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 23, when a man approached her and forcibly grabbed her rear end before taking off on foot, police said, adding that there were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect as he jumped a turnstile at a nearby subway station. The assailant was wearing a black Brooklyn Nets baseball cap with black headphones, a black hoodie over a white T-shirt, blue jeans and dark shoes.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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