NEW YORK, NY – Police in New York City are investigating a man accused of groping at least two women on different occasions inside changing rooms at the Staten Island Mall.
Today, detectives with the 121st Precinct released a surveillance video photo of the suspect.
The first incident took place on Monday, February 20th.
The 18-year-old female victim was working in a store inside the mall when she escorted an unknown male individual into a fitting room, and he grabbed her buttocks. The individual then fled the store in an unknown direction.
Then, on March 10th, the same suspect struck again. This time, the 24-year-old female victim was working when she escorted an unknown male individual into a fitting room, and he pressed his groin against her buttocks.
The individual then purchased an item and exited the store in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a male, 5’9” in height, and believed to be approximately 17 years old. He was last seen wearing a black skullcap, black jacket, green shirt, and white sneakers.
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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.