Man gropes 11-year-old girl on Queens street: NYPD

QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) - Police launched a manhunt this week for a man who groped a young girl on a Queens street, according to the NYPD.

The suspect approached the 11-year-old girl in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue and 97th Place and grabbed her butt, police said. The assault happened around 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

The NYPD released photos of the suspect on Thursday. Police asked for help identifying the man.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).