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.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    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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