Man sought for allegedly groping a subway rider while she waited on a platform in Elmhurst: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect for allegedly forcibly touching a subway rider at the 59th Avenue station in Elmhurst on Monday morning.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills and Transit District 20 are looking for a man, who is built like an NFL player, for allegedly groping a 50-year-old woman as she waited for the subway near the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst on Monday morning.

The victim was standing on the southbound M/R platform at the 59th Avenue subway station on the Queens Boulevard line when a stranger approached her and touched her left buttocks, police said. The brute fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The woman was not injured during the incident.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect in the forcible touching investigation on Wednesday, showing him as he walked along the platform. He is described as having a dark complexion with a beard and mustache, approximately 6’3” tall and 235 pounds with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants with white stripes down the legs, a navy blue jacket and black sneakers. He was also carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.