Police are seeking a male suspect who on Monday, walked into UES – an ice cream shop located at 1707 Second Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets – and forcibly groped a female employee.
Video shows the suspect walking into the shop while the 28-year-old employee was alone. The employee fought him off after his first attempt at grabbing her, at which point he can be seen leaving the shop. But moments later, he re-entered to assault her again. Authorities say the employee’s co-workers came to her aid before the suspect fled.
🚨WANTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE:
On Monday, 9/20 at 12:30am suspect did enter a business on 2nd Ave between E88–E89 Street & sexual abused a 28-year-old female employee, grabbing her chest, buttocks & upper thigh.
Any info? We urge you to call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips. pic.twitter.com/jflnHfkyoL
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) September 21, 2021
Police describe the suspect as a Black male, approximately 6’3″ to 6’4,” and between 140 and 160 pounds.
The NYPD ask anyone who believes they might have information to call 1-800-577-TIPS or to send a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.