The New York City Police Department is hunting for a suspect captured on video groping a woman in broad daylight on a borough sidewalk, authorities said.
An unidentified man was captured on surveillance footage running up to a 35-year-old female and tackling her from behind before he “reached into her shorts and forcibly grabbed her buttocks,” a spokesperson for the NYPD told the Washington Examiner.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m., and the male suspect, described as 5 feet, 5 inches, and 165 pounds, is wanted after he fled the scene.
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The victim was shaken by the incident, though she declined medical attention.
A reward of up to $3,500 was offered for information leading to his apprehension.
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For the month of May, the city saw a 47% increase in robbery, a 36% uptick in larceny, a 21% jump in felony assault, and a 73% rise in shooting incidents, compared to numbers from the same time frame in 2020. Burglary was the only crime index to fall, as the incidents decreased by 22%.
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