Alleged "Well-Dressed" Serial Groper Arrested

Police say they believe Karl Vanderwoude is the "well-dressed" man who groped women on Feb. 25 and March 30

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    The man known as the "Well-Dressed Groper" is now in police custody. He's accused of groping four women in Manhattan and is also suspected in three other incidents. Katy Tur reports. (Published Monday, Apr 16, 2012)

    A 26-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly groping women in Manhattan over the last month and a half.

    Police say they believe Karl Vanderwoude is the "well-dressed" man who groped women on Feb. 25 and March 30. They are still investigating whether he may be linked to two other February incidents that fit a similar pattern. 

    Surveillance Video: Serial Groper in Manhattan

    [NY] Surveillance Video: Serial Groper in Manhattan
    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)

    Vanderwoude was charged with forcible touching and unlawful surveillance. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.

    In the first incident, police say the suspect walked up to a 33-year-old woman on Feb. 25 in midtown and grabbed her inner thigh before fleeing.

    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)

    On March 30, he allegedly approached a 22-year-old woman near Centre and Chambers streets, put his hand between her legs and ran off.

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