Suspect gropes woman on NYC train until citizen intervenes

A suspect allegedly groped a woman on a Manhattan train, but backed off when another person intervened, authorities told the New York Post.

“The 26-year-old victim was standing on the platform of the southbound Q train at the 34th Street-Herald Square station at around 5 p.m. Sunday when an unknown person approached her and attempted to engage a conversation, but she ignored it, cops said,” the outlet reported Thursday.

On the train, the man sat next to the woman, then allegedly fondled her breasts, inner thighs and calves.

“The victim told the pervert not to touch her, and another passenger came to her aid,” the man said. To post According to the report, the suspect then moved on but remained on the train until it reached Prospect Park station.

In a social media post, NYPD’s Crime Stoppers share a photo of the suspect wearing a black fur-trimmed coat, saying there is a reward of up to $3,500 and urging citizens with additional information to contact them:

The incident comes as listed crime in New York City rose 36.5% in March compared to March of last year, as state bail laws affect the 2022 gubernatorial race, according to Breitbart News.

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) recently criticized state bail reform laws.

“Instead of handcuffing our criminals, we are handcuffing justice, we are handcuffing our judges, we are handcuffing the police, we are handcuffing law-abiding New Yorkers in order to keep our streets safe, we need to put the community above the criminals,” Zeldin commented.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, a man was slashed with a box cutter inside a Manhattan subway station when the victim, believed to be in his 40s, argued with another person at the scene.

According to the recent incident, authorities are still looking for the suspect who was last seen wearing the parka, jeans and a pair of red tennis shoes.




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