A 16-year-old was groped on Tuesday morning in the Bronx and police are asking for the public's help to find the suspect.
Around 9 a.m. nearGerard Avenue and East 144 Street in the South Bronx, a man touched a 16-year-old's buttocks as she passed him on the street. The victim said the suspect had a hand under his shirt and was touching himself as he passed her, fleeing north on Gerard Avenue, according to police.
The man is described as Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 1 inch and 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirtand gray sweatpants.
Anyone with information in regards 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 websiteor by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.