Suspect posed as customer before sexually abusing laundromat employee in New York City, police say

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who posed as a customer and sexually abused an employee at a laundromat.

The incident was reported inside Peaches N' Klean at 2815 8th Avenue on Sept. 18 just after 10 p.m.

The suspect engaged the 23-year-old victim in conversation before walking around the counter, grabbing the victim by the neck, shoving her against the wall and grabbing her chest.

The woman pushed him back.

He stopped when a second employee walked out of the bathroom and ran away.

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Police are looking for a man who posed as a customer, shoved the female employee against the wall, and grabbed her breast

"That terrifies me because I live on the block and I do use the laundromat, I was just there yesterday," one resident said.

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

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