May 15, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Police are searching for a man who allegedly groped two women, in separate incidents, in Astoria last week.
The first incident allegedly took place around 9 p.m. on May 9 when the suspect approached a 32-year-old woman from behind, in the vicinity of 28th Street and 23rd Avenue, grabbed her buttocks and fled in an unknown direction.
The following day at around 9:40 p.m. the suspect struck again. The alleged groper approached a 26-year-old woman, in the vicinity of 28th Street and 24th Avenue, grabbed her buttocks and once again fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described by police as Hispanic and between 20-30 years old. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information on either of these cases should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.