On Sunday morning, January 1st (New Year's Eve), at 1:30 a.m., a woman on 4th Avenue near 19th Street was grabbed from behind by an assailant who touched her buttocks. The attacker ran away when the victim's boyfriend confronted him.
The victim is a white twenty-three-year-old. The suspect is described as male, Hispanic, twenty-five years old, weighing 150 to 175 pounds, with dark circles under his eyes and a buzz haircut. He wore a black hooded jacket (or hoodie) and black jeans and spoke accented English.
The Special Victims Squad is handling the case. If you have information that might possibly be useful, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), submit tips on Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text the tip to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. Calls are kept confidential.