The 17-year-old victim was aboard a Manhattan-bound 7 approaching the 69th Street station above Roosevelt Avenue when a man walked up to the teen and began whispering to her, police said.
The woman initially didn’t hear what the suspect said and turned toward him. That’s when she realized he had exposed himself and was masturbating, according to the NYPD. The victim informed a conductor who ordered the man off the train at the 69th Street station.
The teenager remained on the train, while the suspect was last seen on the Manhattan-bound platform.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect and described him as 35 to 40-years-old with a dark complexion and medium build weighing 160 pounds and around 5’4” with a full beard.
He was last seen wearing multiple gold chains, a blue New York Yankees cap, a blue bandana in his rear pocket, a gray T-shirt, earrings, a multi-colored green jacket, and blue jeans.
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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