Police seek Gowanus groper, would-be home invader

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Cops are after a braces-wearing, teen scoundrel who they say tried to push his way into a woman’s Gowanus Houses apartment and groped her this summer.

The incident occurred in a building between Wyckoff and Douglass streets at 12:17 pm on July 23, according to the authorities. The delinquent knocked on the lady’s apartment door, and when she opened it, he grabbed her breast and tried to shove his way inside, police stated. The victim managed to shut him out and he eventually scrammed, officers said.

Police describe the youth as 17 years old, standing 5-feet-10, and weighing 130 pounds.

Law enforcement officials ask people with information about the young man’s identity to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text-message them to 274637, then enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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