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Man sought for groping 15-year-old girl on MTA bus in Brooklyn: police

Posted: 6:27 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 06:27:51-04

A man wanted for allegedly groping a teen girl on an MTA bus in Brooklyn. (NYPD)

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man accused of touching a teenage girl inappropriately while they rode on a city bus through Brooklyn last Friday, authorities said.

Around 8 a.m., the 15-year-old girl boarded a B46 bus at Fulton Street and Utica Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, police said.

During her trip, an unidentified man on the bus grabbed her buttocks and private area, and proceeded to rub his midsection on her back, officials said.

When the teen got off the bus at Utica Avenue and East New York Avenue, in East Flatbush, the alleged groper also got off and followed her for three blocks, according to authorities.

The girl was able to evade the man and then called police, the NYPD said. She was not injured during the incident.

Police have released the above surveillance image of the man they are looking for.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com , downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).