Dec. 2, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Police are searching for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s buttocks inside a Flushing subway station Tuesday.
The suspect approached a 23-year-old woman inside the Flushing – Main Street 7 train station at 3:15 p.m. and grabbed her buttocks, police said.
The woman confronted the man and he ran off, police said.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Perhaps it is time to return to the good old days when a transit police officer was assigned to ride each train and patrol stations. This, along with installation of security cameras on trains and stations might help to reduce both vandalism and crime.
(Larry Penner — transportation advocate, historian and writer who previously worked for the Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office. This included the development, review, approval and oversight for grants supporting billions in capital projects and programs on behalf of the MTA, NYC Transit bus and subway, Long Island and Metro North Rail Roads, MTA Bus and NYC Department of Transportation along with 30 other transit agencies in NY & NJ)