Police confirmed this morning that the latest sexual attack, which occurred Sunday, October 9 just before midnight, is the 12th incident connected to the .
On Sunday, at around 11:30 p.m. a man, who police described as a Hispanic in his 20s, allegedly approached a woman while she was walking on Vanderbilt Street from behind and grabbed her chest.
The 20-year-old woman screamed and the suspect, standing 5-foot-9 and wearing a dark tank top and jeans, fled toward East 3rd Street, police said.
According to the NYPD, detectives are still canvassing the area.
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.