Search for suspect in gropings of 2 women on Upper East Side

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The search is on for the man accused of groping at least two women as they walked down the street in Manhattan.

The first attack happened on Wednesday, September 5, around 1 a.m.

Police say the suspect approached a 21-year-old woman near East 94th Street and Park Avenue and grabbed the woman under her skirt.

The victim fell to the ground, and the suspect ran away toward Third Avenue.

The second incident happened 10 days later, on Saturday, September 15, ariound 3 a.m.

Police say the suspect attacked a 22-year-old woman from behind, grabbing her under her shirt and then throwing her to the ground.

He then fled west on 90th Street and north on Lexington Avenue.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11, last seen wearing a navy blue Yankees hat, a Nike T-shirt and blue jeans.

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

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