MANHATTAN – A disturbing sex crime caught on camera inside an Upper East Side subway station, when a masked pervert rushed up from behind and grabbed a woman, victimizing her— groping her rear end and private area inside the Lexington Avenue and East 63rd Street subway station.
This all unfolded just before 11:00 at night on Monday, July 26th as the 30-year-old victim was walking through the subway station.
Surveillance video shows the creep actually reach under the backpack the victim was wearing to violate her, then the suspect immediately stops in his tracks and changes direction— police say he ran further into the station and got away.
This is the latest in a series of subway sex crimes inside the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue station— including a man who masturbated in a station elevator with three women inside on July 3rd and another sicko who groped, then exposed his privates a 24-year-old woman on May 12th.
Despite this string of sex crime, it does not appear the subways are less safe— NYPD data shows transit crime has actually dropped 50% in 2021 compared to the same time period last year— however, there is an overall rise in sex crimes on the Upper East Side.
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On Mon. 7/26 at 10:53PM, inside of the Lexington Ave. & East 63 St. Subway Station, suspect forcibly grabbed a 30-year-old female's buttocks & private area.
Any info please call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips, all calls are confidential. pic.twitter.com/JH0ldcHqlh— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) August 5, 2021
A closer look at the NYPD’s CompStat data reveals there have been seven reported sex crimes at East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue since the start of the year— more than any other subway station on the Upper East Side.
Thankfully, the 30-year-old woman in this latest case was not injured by the groper— he’s described as a man his early 30’s, 5’9” tall, 180 pounds, last seen wearing a white tank top, light blue jeans, and a black baseball hat.
If you recognize the man in the video, please contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.