Jennifer Vazquez

Woman Chases Times Square Crotch-Grabber Through Subway Station; Police Search for Suspect

What to Know

  • Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect accused of forcibly touching a woman's crotch in a NYC subway station
  • On Jan. 11, the suspect allegedly fondled a 55-year-old woman's crotch as they past each other in the 42nd Street/Time Square station
  • The woman chased the suspect, but lost sight of him, police say; Authorities urge anyone with information to call Crimestoppers

A 55-year-old woman started chasing a man she says grabbed her crotch as she walked through the Times Square subway station earlier this month -- but she lost sight of him, and cops are asking for help bringing him in, police say.

According to the NYPD, on Jan. 11 around 2:45, the woman reported the stranger fondled her as they passed by each other in the station. 

The victim confronted and ran after the suspect, but lost sight of him on the "N, Q, R" platform, authorities say.

Police say the suspect is described as a man around 5'10", 30 to 55 years old and 145 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and white beanie, beige coat with a fur collar, dark colored pants, a multi-colored scarf and a dark colored backpack.

Authorities urge anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted via

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