The City Council is sponsoring free self-defense training as police seek a groper wanted for attacking at least four women in Manhattan over the last month and a half.
The training, led by the Center for Anti-Violence Education, takes place at 5:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Fencing Room in the basement of the West building at Hunter College.
The suspect in the gropings is described as a well-dressed man in his 30s who weighs about 180 pounds and stands about 5 feet 11 inches tall.
In the first incident, police say he walked up to a 33-year-old woman on Feb. 25 in midtown and grabbed her inner thigh before fleeing. The next day, a Sunday, he struck in Tribeca, grabbing a 31-year-old woman's buttocks before fleeing.
The suspect struck again that Monday, approaching a 19-year-old victim from behind and grabbing her buttocks before running off.
The most recent incident happened March 30 near Centre and Chambers streets. Police say the suspect approached a 22-year-old woman, put his hand between her legs and ran off.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online.
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