Cops looking for a cowboy hat-wearing, guitar-carrying, alleged groper in Corona: NYPD

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Police are on the lookout for this suspect who allegedly groped a woman on Roosevelt Avenue in Corona last month. (Courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released a surveillance video Sunday of a guitar-carrying creep that they have been looking for since a “forcible touching incident” in Corona more than a month ago.

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights reported that a 30-year-old woman was walking near the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street just after 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, when the suspect approached from behind and grabbed her buttocks, according to the NYPD.

Corona groper cowboy hat
Courtesy of NYPD

The suspect fled the scene and the victim followed him to a residential building located at 100-19 40th Rd. in the 110th Precinct. The victim recorded her alleged groper as he went into the building and later came out of the residence in a different change of clothing, police said.

There were no injuries reported, police said and described the suspect as in his 20s around 160 pounds, 5’6”, with a medium build, brown eyes, medium complexion and short dark hair. He was first observed wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, brown boots and a beige cowboy hat, and he was holding a blue guitar. He was later observed wearing a short-sleeved black shirt 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. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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