MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A man is wanted by police after allegedly groping a teenage girl in a subway station near Times Square Monday, according to officials.
The unidentified man approached the 16-year-old girl around 2:40 p.m. on the staircase at West 44th Street and Eighth Avenue for the 42nd Street-Port Authority subway station, police said.
The man grabbed the teen’s buttocks before fleeing the location on foot, according to authorities.
The girl was not injured as a result of the incident.
The NYPD describes the alleged groper as a bald man, last seen wearing a two-tone coat, a lavender shirt, tan pants, and glasses, and carrying a black bag.
Police have released the above photo of the man wanted in connection to the incident.
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