Suspect sought in string of forcible touching incidents

Police say the suspect is a 22-year-old Hispanic man who stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. (3/22/14)

THE BRONX - Police are trying to track down the suspect behind a string of forcible touching incidents.

Investigators say the suspect approached a 36-year-old woman from behind on Popham Avenue in Morris Heights earlier this month. They say he forcibly touched her, then fled the scene.

Four other women in their 20s have been approached and forcibly touched by the suspect this month, according to police.

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Surveillance video captured the suspect in one of the incidents in University Heights. Police say the suspect is a 22-year-old Hispanic man who stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

So far, there have not been any reported injuries. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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