Queens subway creep kisses and gropes girl before robbing her: cops

Queens subway creep inset before station where crime occurred
The Queens subway creep (inset) who groped a 15-year-old girl at the Halsey Street station in Ridgewood, Queens on Feb. 9, 2024.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Jim Henderson, with inset courtesy of NYPD

The Queens subway creep who fondled and kissed a 15-year-old girl before robbing her earlier this month remains at large, police reported.

On Saturday morning, the NYPD released photos and video of the deviant behind the attack that occurred at about 9:39 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Halsey Street station on the L line in Ridgewood.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect approached the victim on the Manhattan-bound platform and then shoved her to the floor. 

Cops said he then picked the girl up and forcibly kissed her face while touching her genitalia over her clothing. Seconds later, he stole her cellphone and fled out of the station to parts unknown.

The incident was reported to the 104th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 33. Police said the girl did not suffer physical injury.

Queens subway creep camera photo
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police described the suspect as a man with a dark complexion believed to be 30 years of age, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with curly hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with stripes on the arms, as well as black pants and light-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.