NEW YORK (PIX11)– Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly groped an underage girl aboard an express bus in Manhattan earlier this month, officials said Wednesday.

The 11-year-old girl was on the BX19 bus at West 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue on June 17 at around 12:35 p.m. when a man she didn’t know placed his hand on her buttocks, police said. The suspect then fled the bus southbound on Broadway.

Police released a photo of the man sought in the incident.          

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