Brooklyn Women Urged to Be Cautious of Their Surroundings as Police Seek Accused Serial Groper!
Women in Brooklyn are being urged by the authorities to be aware of their surroundings and keep their eyes open after a man has been caught being indecent. Police say that a man has been caught on surveillance cameras groping women and touching them inappropriately while in public. In one instance the unidentified man groped a woman as he rode by her on a moped and she walked on the sidewalk. The man is also suspected to be connected to a pattern of perversion, allegedly targeting unsuspecting women in the borough. One of these incidents happened near a school in Windsor Terrace in broad daylight!
According to Pix11, the accused serial groper has struck in Park Slope, East Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Flatbush and Midwood, meaning he is not contained to one specific area.
“In this day and age with everything, we have to look over your shoulder,” said Caitlin Lyon as she walked down the street with her husband and children.
Lyon said she goes for walks at all times of the day and has never felt unsafe. Still, she’s hoping the suspected groper is caught before he strikes again.
“We try really hard to keep our children safe, our families safe and especially our women safe. I know that sounds very patriarchal, it just always seems to be targeting young women and I’m tired of it. Like raise your sons right,” added Lyon.
None of the women sustained physical injuries in any of the incidents, but no doubt the experiences have been unnerving. If you recognize the man in the surveillance video, saw or know anything at all about his whereabouts, police want to hear from you.
Police are asking those with more information, or someone who feels they may have been a victim, to reach out to them.
They are asking that you submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).