Moped-riding ‘serial groper’ who drives up to girls as young as 11, grabs their breasts and then flees, attacks at least nine victims in just one month in Manhattan
- At least nine victims in Manhattan have been groped by a moped-riding man since August 2 – his youngest victim, police said, was just 11 years old
- The unidentified creep allegedly approaches his victims on his red and black moped, circles around them like a shark, grabs their breasts and speeds away
- The sex pest mostly strikes in Lower Manhattan with three reported attacks on the Lower East Side, two in the East Village and another in Nolita
- Three assaults took place uptown: one was at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street and two on the Upper East Side
- He was last spotted around September 7 at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and St. Marks Place
- NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $3,500 for any tips that get the groper off the road
Nine women in Manhattan – including an 11-year-old girl – have been molested throughout August by a pervert on a scooter who sidles up to victims on his bike, gropes their breasts and then speeds away.
Since August 2, after his suspected first assault of a 34-year-old woman in Midtown at Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street, police have been unable to track down the roving degenerate. He was last spotted around September 7 at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and St. Marks Place.
Per surveillance stills of the man shared by Crime Stoppers and the NYPD Special Victims Unit, the perp wears all black and rides a black and red moped. Police said the attacks appear to be random.
‘Once he targets someone he circles around the victim before grabbing her,” Detective Rosita Williams, of the Manhattan Special Victims Division, told the Post.
NYPD Crime Stoppers is now offering a $3,500 reward for any tips leading to his capture.
The NYPD Special Victims Unit first opened an investigation on August 6, the New York Post reported.
On August 21, the rider grabbed a 31-year-old woman in the area of Centre Street and Broome Street over her clothes around 4.45 pm, according to data obtained from the NYPD Public Information Office.
The agency said that, emboldened, the scooter rider headed off three victims over the span of an hour and a half on August 26 – two of them were minors.
The first, a 15-year-old girl, was attacked at 4.20 pm in the area of Hester and Eldridge Streets. Just five minutes later, he harassed a 20-year-old woman in the area of 315 Grand Avenue.
The most depraved groping of the day, committed against an 11-year-old walking in the area of East 6th Street and Avenue A, took place around 5.40 pm, police said.
The suspect was last spotted near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and St. Marks Place, the unit said on their Twitter on Tuesday.
Per surveillance stills of the unidentified man shared by Crime Stoppers and the NYPD Special Victims Unit, the serial groper wears all black and rides a black and red moped. Police said the victims appear to be random, and that he grabs them without a word
Lower Manhattan seems to be the unidentified predator’s preferred area, with three attacks reported on the Lower East Side. Two took place in the East Village, police told The Post, and another in Nolita
The man’s victims have ranged from 11 to 31, police told the New York Post
Since August 2, after his suspected first assault in Midtown at Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street, police have been unable to track down the roving degenerate; NYPD Crime Stoppers offered $3,500 on August 31 for any tips leading to his capture
Lower Manhattan seems to be the unidentified predator’s preferred area, with three attacks reported on the Lower East Side. Two took place in the East Village, police told The Post, and another in Nolita.
Along with his first assault in Midtown, the creep ventured out of his typical territory with another two attacks on the Upper East Side.
‘These are serious crimes, sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl is a felony,’ said Manhattan Special Victims Division Sgt. Ivan Rodriguez to The Post.
‘Women should be able to walk the streets of New York without fear of being sexually assaulted. The sooner we get him off the street the safer the city will be,’ said Rodriguez.