WANTED: Public Lewdness (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following unidentified male wanted for questioning in connection with a pubic lewdness that occurred in the confines of the 30th Precinct/TD-03.

 It was reported to the police on March 1, 2017 at approximately 4:30 p.m. that a 31-year-old female victim was walking on the southbound platform at the 145th street subway station when she was approached by an individual who asked for directions in Spanish. The victim soon after realized that the individual was using his hands to touch his exposed private parts at which time she ran away from the individual in an attempt to seek aid. The individual fled the station on a southbound “1” train to parts unknown. The victim was able to take a picture of this individual before he boarded the train.

 The individual is described as:

  •  Male Hispanic, approximately 45 years old, 130lbs, 5’5″ with grayish black hair, clean shaven,

Last seen wearing a:

  •  Dark jacket, blue jeans and dark shoes with a light blue shirt and blue tie. The individual was playing a dark colored guitar slung across his chest.

 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.