Exposes Himself And Gropes Woman In Harlem Elevator

Police are searching for a man wanted of sexually abusing a woman in her Harlem apartment building.

The suspect followed a 27-year-old female victim onto an elevator Wednesday night in a residential building on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 142nd Street, police told Patch. While in the elevator the man attempted to engage the woman in conversation and then exposed himself to the woman, police said.

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The man followed the woman off the elevator and then reached inside the back of her jeans and groped her, police said. After the attack the man fled the building northbound on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, police told sources.

The wanted man stands around 5-foot-10 and weighs around 160 pounds, police said. At the time of the attack the man was wearing a black hooded coat, a black shirt, black and white pants, black and white sneakers and a yellow metal chain with a pendant around his neck, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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