BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A 35-year-old woman told police she was followed and groped by man while she was walking home in Greenwich Village.
According to police, on Sat., Dec. 9, a few minutes past midnight, the victim reported that she was walking at E. 10th Street and University Place, when a stranger who was following her grabbed her groin over her clothing.
Trying to get away from the assailant, the woman tripped and fell, cutting her knees. She refused medical attention at the scene.
The Manhattan Special Victims Squad needs to identify this man wanted for a sexual assault that occurred on December 9,2023 at 4:50AM in the vicinity of 10th St & University Pl. The man had on a gray hooded sweatshirt & sweatpants with black sneakers on. 📲212-694-3000. pic.twitter.com/zivO8HRP6N
— NYPD Special Victims (@NYPDSVU) December 12, 2023
According to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, the suspect is described as a white male, around 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds. He wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants with black sneakers.
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