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Well-Dressed Man Groped Two Women on UES, Police Say

By Mary Johnson | February 29, 2012 4:20pm

MANHATTAN — Police are searching for a well-dressed man wanted for groping two women on the Upper East Side in broad daylight.

The incidents come just months after a series of sexual assaults that left women in the neighborhood on edge.

Police said that the suspect, described as about 30-years-old, struck for the first time on Feb. 25.  At 12:30 p.m., he allegedly approached a 33-year-old woman on Park Avenue and East 62nd Street, grabbed her inner thigh and ran off.

Two days later, police say he struck again, this time grabbing the buttocks of a 19-year-old woman near East 67th Street and Second Avenue at 1:55 p.m.

Witnesses said the neatly dressed man is 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.