Creep Took ‘Upskirt’ Photo of Woman in UES Subway Station: NYPD

Police say the suspect stuck his phone under a woman's skirt to take a photo | Upper East Site
Police say the suspect stuck his phone under a woman's skirt to take a photo | Upper East Site (main), NYPD (inset)

To the surprise of almost no one, ‘personal safety and security’ is the top concern of commuters, according to the MTA’s most recent customer satisfaction survey shared with Upper East Site— and here’s one more reason why— police say a creep used his cellphone to take a photo up a woman’s skirt inside an Upper East Side subway station last week.

Police say it all happened just before 8:00 am on Monday, July 18th, while a 26-year-old woman was leaving the East 63rd Street-Lexington Avenue subway station. 

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As she was going up the escalator, the victim told investigators, that when the pervert made his move— sticking his cell phone under her skirt to take a picture— before running away.

Suspect is seen on surveillance video running up Lexington Avenue | NYPD
Suspect is seen on surveillance video running up Lexington Avenue | NYPD

Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows the suspect, dressed in a bright red and white puma shirt, sprinting up Lexington Avenue near East 65th Street with his phone to his ear, moments after the woman was violated. 

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The suspect is described by police as a man in his mid 40s who stands 5’10” tall and weighs 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing distinctive grey sweatpants with yellow and black stripes at the knees, brown boots and a dark colored baseball hat.

Surveillance video via NYPD | Subscribe

Subway crime has nearly tripled on the Upper East Side, jumping from eight reported subway crimes in the neighborhood at this point last year to 23 this year.

If you have any information that could help detectives identify the unlawful surveillance suspect, you’re asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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