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Groper Wanted by Police for Two Astoria Incidents: NYPD

Location of first incident: 28 Street and 23 Avenue (Google Maps)

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

Location of second incident: 28 Street and 24 Avenue (Google Maps)

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Stop and frisk! It only takes one time for all non believers to say it doesn’t work until it happens to a loved one and then it magically works. Just like when no one likes the police until something happens then the stories come about: “oh where are the police, no one likes us here, we shoot each other but please help”. Let police officers do their job…they can stop me any time, any day of the week because i don’t have anything to hide. Stop and frisk works, it will stop random teenager with a gun in the backpack nowadays. It’s not what it used to be with a playground fight.

I wonder where got the idea it was ok to "grab em by the pussy?"

One can only guess

Gomer Pyle

Maybe it’s that politician who was sexting underage girls who was just released from a halfway house last week. BTW This guy kinda looks like him

Agreed, Trump bragged about sexual assault and "grabbing em by the pussy"

also, other people did things


Cops are driving up and down the Astoria area through out the day or night. This has nothing to do with “stop and frisk.” People from all over live here and visit the area for the restaurants, shops, etc. If you want to live in an area where most people know each other and question (keep on eye on so to speak) every single person that they do not know then Astoria is not the place for you. Its changed drastically since I grew up here and is more diverse than ever.


I grew up here too. I can leave my home and talk to about fifty people before getting to the corner store. I think Boone’s point is the “hands off ” approach the police have taken (been instructed?) have emboldened sickos to think they will get away with whatever. Perhaps he is worried about his wife (I should know for she is me) walking around grabbing women. Now stop and frisk wouldn’t stop this from occurring but if this was a stronger police presence perhaps it would deter some of this. We were out for a walk recently and saw a “gentleman” dry humping a children’s ride and another one standing on a residential street with his pants around his ankles. “Low level” crimes do affect quality of life.


Did you call the police about the incidents you witnessed? Or were you too busy complaining to your 50 neighbors on your way home about policing?

P Kendrick

Yes sure, let’s give up our constitutional rights so that you feel safe. sarcasm

Police should have unlimited power

Agreed, unless the 4th Amendment exists there’s nothing wrong with stop and frisk


Stop and frisk!? Under suspicion of…… having hands? This guy groped two women! He didn’t use a gun or a knife, you pathetic troll moron!


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