Man gropes tourist, 13, as she walks with family near Times Square; suspect sought

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 13-year-old tourist was groped as she walked with a family member on a busy street near Times Square this week, police said Friday as they released video of a suspect.

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The girl was walking with a parent at Eighth Avenue and W. 47th Street in Midtown around 2 p.m. Tuesday when a man touched her private area as he passed by, according to police.

Police released images Friday of a man they're searching for in the forcible touching incident
Police released images Friday of a man they're searching for in the forcible touching incident. Photo credit NYPD

The man was last seen fleeing eastbound on W. 48th Street. Video released by police shows him walking on a sidewalk around the time of the incident.

The girl did not require hospitalization for any physical injuries, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.