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Sleazy rider groped woman in 8th Ave. station elevator

A sicko cyclist sexually assaulted a woman in a West Side subway elevator, police said.

According to cops, on Sun., June 7, a 21-year-old woman entered the platform elevator at the 14th St./Eighth Ave. station around 8:10 p.m. to ascend to the mezzanine level. A stranger, wheeling a road bike, entered the lift along with her.

Once inside, the man grabbed the victim’s breasts, police said.

The victim snapped photos of the alleged attacker as they both walked on the station’s mezzanine level. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

They both exited the elevator, and the male fled toward the L-train platform. The victim was able to snap photos of him.

The woman was not injured and did not require medical attention at the scene.

The suspect had red hair, wore blue-and-black striped shorts, a black shirt and a gray baseball cap, and had a burgundy-colored bike with drop-down handlebars.

The suspect headed off toward the L train. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Anyone with information should call the New York Police Department’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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or  on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

All tips are kept confidential.

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