MOTT HAVEN, Bronx – Police are looking for man accused of groping an 8-year-old’s buttocks as she went up the subway stairs with her mother.
It happened inside the 149th St. Station between the No. 2 and No. 4 platform on August 2, at about 7 p.m.
The child was walking behind her 39-year-old mother when the stranger forcibly squeezed her buttocks, saying he was “sorry” to the victim afterwards, according to the NYPD. The culprit ran back toward a southbound No. 4 train and fled, police said.
The suspect is described to be about 30 years old, around 5 feet 7 inches tall, with straight black hair and a light goatee and beard, police said. He was last seen wearing glasses, a blue Yankee T-shirt and black jeans.
Police released a sketch based on the victim’s description.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).