Police search for suspect who groped 2 women in Astoria, Queens

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, July 25, 2016
Police released surveillance images of the suspect.

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man accused of sexually assaulting two women within minutes of each other in Queens.

The suspect is accused of groping two women early on the morning of July 21st.

In the first incident, in front of 30-61 46 Street, police say the suspect approached a 25-year-old female from behind, pushed her up against a car and touched her genitals over her clothing.

When the victim yelled out for help the suspect fled the location.

A few minutes later in the vicinity of 45 Street and Newton Road, the suspect approached a 26-year-old female from behind, wrapped his arms around her and touched her genitals over her clothing, investigators say.

The suspect fled southbound on 45 Street when the victim yelled out for help.

The individual is described as a male, Hispanic, in his 20s, 5'4" to 5'5", slim build; last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.