Woman repeatedly punched after she confronts man who grabbed backside
NEW YORK - The NYPD wants to find the man who groped and punched a woman as she walked along a street in Brooklyn.
The assault, captured on video, occurred on Aug. 15 at about 2:15 a.m. at the corner of South 4th Street and Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg.
The man grabbed the 26-year-old victim's backside. She attempted to slap him when he punched her several times in the face.
Video shows her falling to the ground and getting back up.
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The suspect fled the scene. The woman suffered bruising and swelling to her face.
He was described by police as a male with a dark complexion, approximately 35 years old, 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball hat, a du-rag, a white t-shirt with dark-colored sleeves and the number "88" on the back, denim shorts, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.