Man hurls bottle at woman when confronted for groping her on Brooklyn bus

Brooklyn bus wanted man
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for a man wanted for groping a woman on an MTA bus in Brooklyn earlier this month, then attacking her when she confronted him.

According to officials, at around 3:25 p.m. on January 13, aboard a B15 bus en route to the Bergen Street/Utica Avenue stop, when the unidentified man seated by a 42-year-old woman rubbed her thigh and grabbed her left buttock.

The woman confronted the suspect, who then exited at the Bergen Street/Utica Avenue stop.

The victim exited at the Bergen Street/Troy Avenue stop, where she was again approached by the suspect who then picked up a glass bottle and threw it at the victim, striking her in her foot.

The unidentified man fled on foot and the victim refused medical attention, authorities said.

On Monday night police released photos of the wanted man who is seen wearing a COVID mask with teeth pattern printed on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).