Man licked woman’s neck, groped her while she purchased MetroCard in Crown Heights: Police

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Police are searching for this man in connection to a subway groping. (DCPI)

Police are searching for this man in connection to a subway groping. (DCPI)

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are searching for a man they say sexually abused a woman at a Brooklyn subway station last month.

The incident happened at the Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway subway station in Crown Heights on Aug. 29.

The victim, 21, was buying a MetroCard when the suspect approached her from behind and allegedly rubbed himself on her. Police say he licked her neck and back before running away.

The suspect is believed to be in his 30s, 6-feet-tall and weighing around 290 pounds. Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.