Man wanted in Ridgewood gropings, robbery

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, March 25, 2016

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Police are looking for a man who they said sexually groped two women, robbing one of them, a few days apart in Queens.

Just before 2 a.m., on March 16, a woman was walking home when a man approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. According to the New York City Police Department, the suspect then grabbed the victim's genitals over her clothing and fled. He did not rob her.

Around 2 a.m. March 19, a woman was near Harman Street when the suspect approached her from behind and put his hand around her neck. Police said he then tried to put his hands inside the victim's pants, and stole her purse before fleeing.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).