Council Sponsors Self-Defense Class as Police Seek Manhattan Groper

Police say the suspect in the string of attacks is a "well-dressed"man in his 30s

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    Police are looking for a "well-dressed" man in his 30s wanted for groping at least four woman in Manhattan over the last month and a half. (Published Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012)

    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.

    Upper East Side Forcible Touching Suspect

    [NY] Upper East Side Forcible Touching Suspect
    The man seen in this surveillance video released by NYPD is a suspect in two forcible touching incidents on the Upper East Side. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or nypdcrimestoppers.com. (Published Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012)

    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.

    Man Wanted for Groping Women on UES

    [NY] Man Wanted for Groping Women on UES
    Investigators need the public's help finding a man they say groped two women on the Upper East Side. News 4's Ida Siegal reports. (Published Thursday, Mar 1, 2012)

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online.

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