Police looking for man who groped, punched woman on East Village street

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Police are looking for a man who groped and punched a woman in the East Village

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for a suspect who assaulted a woman on a street in the East Village.

Police say the attack happened at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in front of 208 1 Avenue.

The suspect grabbed the 37 year-old female victim's buttocks, according to investigators.

When she confronted him about the incident, he punched her in the face numerous times. The suspect fled northbound on 1 Avenue.

The individual is described as a male white, 20 to 25 years old, 5'8", 140 lbs; last seen wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.