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Police Release New Shots of Suspected South Slope Sex Attacker

New footage obtained by the NYPD depicts the suspected attacker from Wednesday’s sexual assault, which occurred on 16th Street near Fourth Avenue, in color.

Late Thursday night, cops released new shots of the man suspected to be the attacker from the .

The clip is in color and depicts the suspect, a Hispanic man who is believed to be in his 40s, walking on Fourth Avenue and then down into the Prospect Avenue R train subway station on the Manhattan and Queens-bound side.

Cops described the suspect as standing approximately 5-foot-4 and weighing about 140 pounds. The shots were taken from a surveillance video that caught the subject walking to the subway after the alledged attack. 

The surveillance clip shows a man wearing a blue and white baseball cap, a green jacket over a red hoodie, white camouflage pants and carrying a shoulder bag.

According to police, the man is suspected of groping a 22-year-old woman at around 5:05 a.m. after approaching her from behind on 16th Street.

Witnesses told police that the man touched the woman’s "front midsection." She screamed and he fled.

On Thursday morning, police .

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.

Patti May 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I saw this news report on the Channel 7 Eyewitness News last night. Thanks to Patch this story was reported to the community 2 days earlier.

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