Upper East Side groper sought

Above, the man police believe is groping women on the Upper East Side.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe has been groping women on the Upper East Side.

In two separate incidents this week, the man approached young women from behind and forcibly touched them.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, he followed a 33-year old woman at 12:30 p.m. on Park Av. And East 62nd St, approached her from behind, grabbed her inner thigh and fled.

On Monday, Feb. 27, just after 2 p.m., he followed a 19-year old woman and grabbed her buttocks before fleeing on foot.

Police describe the man as neatly dressed, clean-shaven and approximately 30-years old. He has brown hair, is 5’11” and weighs approximately 180 lbs.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or on  the Crime Stoppers website: www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com.

All calls are strictly confidential.

For more local news, follow Emily Anne Epstein on Twitter @EmilyAEpstein.



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