You are reading

Man Groped 14-Year-Old Girl on M Train in Astoria Wednesday Morning: NYPD

Police are looking for an alleged pervert who groped a 14-year-old girl on a train in Astoria Wednesday morning. The suspect is pictured on the left. (Photos: NYPD and By Luigi Novi CC By 4.0)

Jan. 27, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police are looking for an alleged pervert who groped a 14-year-old girl on a train in Astoria Wednesday morning.

The teen was sitting on a M train headed toward Forest Hills when the alleged groper — who was sitting beside the victim — touched her thigh and buttocks over her clothing at around 8 a.m., according to police.

The girl got off the train when it stopped at the Steinway Street subway station while the alleged creep followed her onto the platform and attempted to speak to her, police said.

The teen then fled the station to safety while the suspect got away on foot, cops said.

She was not injured during the incident and does not know the suspect, police said.

Police released a photo of the suspect wearing a gray and red-colored hooded puffer coat, gray pants, white sneakers and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regard 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

City Hall beef: Mayor Adams blasts Comptroller Lander for not traveling to DC to lobby feds for migrant crisis help

Mayor Eric Adams tore into city Comptroller Brad Lander Thursday, criticizing the city’s chief bean counter for not traveling to Washington D.C. to push the feds to provide more migrant crisis support.

During the tirade, Hizzoner said Lander, who’s frequently criticized the mayor’s handling of the migrant crisis, should have already gone to the nation’s capital to advocate for the city to get more funding for the influx — especially since Lander oversees the city’s finances.

Jamaica post office launches initiative aimed to help prevent dog bite attacks against postal workers following release of USPS rankings report

As part of the United States Postal Service (USPS) National Dog Bite Awareness Week campaign, the Jamaica Main Post Office is educating customers on the importance of dog bite prevention. Last year, the neighborhood had four incidents of postal employees being bitten by dogs. 

On Wednesday, June 7, USPS Safety Specialist Giovanni Ortiz distributed fliers with dog bite prevention tips to customers at the post office, located at 88-40 164th St. 

Crook steals backpack from straphanger on Brooklyn-bound L train in Ridgewood

Police from the 104th Precinct and the 33rd Transit District are searching for a crook who robbed a man of his backpack while on a Brooklyn bound L train Wednesday morning. 

Police say the 29-year-old victim was on the northbound L train that was approaching the Halsey Street subway station on the Queens/Brooklyn border at approximately 8:35 a.m. on June 7, when the crook approached the victim, snatched his bag and fled the station. The victim refused medical attention, police said.