Police Hunt Serial Sexual Groper on Upper East Side

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    He laid low for months, but now he''s at it again, groping unsuspecting women on the Upper East Side, even putting his hands up their skirts. Police released a sketch of the suspect but they say women should also pay attention to his height. (Published Friday, Jul 15, 2011)

    Police are looking for a serial sexual groper who has grabbed numerous women on the Upper East Side.

    The incidents span from January to this week, and have happened in the evenings, late at night and early mornings throughout the 19th precinct, which stretches from 59th to 96th streets, from Central Park to the East River.

    In most cases, police say, the suspect has come up from behind women and grabbed them in the groin, breasts or rear end. All of the incidents occurred inside the women's apartment buildings -- usually in the lobbies or stairwells.

    The suspect is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall and 120 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black turtleneck zipped sweatshirt and jeans.

    Anyone with information about him is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).