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He grabbed my hijab, woman says

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police are trying to track down a man who allegedly swiped a woman’s hijab off of her head in East Midtown.

Cops said that a 17-year-old woman was walking westbound on E. 44th Street toward Second Avenue around noon on Sun., April 28, when a stranger approached her and removed her headscarf.

The man allegedly began to yell, “You don’t need to be wearing that here!”

He then fled on foot northbound on Second Avenue. There were no injuries reported.

Police are seeking the suspect on a charge of aggravated harassment.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.PD.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

One Comment

  1. GENcool GENcool May 15, 2024

    He looks like every frat bro in Murray Hill.

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