Sept. 14, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for a man who has grabbed several women’s buttocks in Sunnyside and Woodside over the past two months.
There have been at least four reported incidents where a man has sexually assaulted women between July 24 and Sept. 14, according to the police.
The first incident took place on Wednesday, July 24 at around 8 a.m. in the vicinity of 36th Street and 47th Avenue. A man approached a 40-year-old woman and grabbed her buttocks before fleeing the scene on a bicycle in an unknown direction.
A similar incident took place two weeks later at about 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 in the vicinity of 47th Street and 47th Avenue. This time, the suspect grabbed a 22-year-old woman’s buttocks and again fled the scene on a bicycle.
Police say that a similar incident occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at about 7:40 a.m. near 42nd Street and 47th Avenue. The man sexually assaulted a 39-year-old woman and again used a bike to make his getaway.
The most recent incident occurred over the weekend on Saturday, Sept. 14 at about 2 a.m. at 47th Street and 50th Avenue. Again, the man grabbed a woman’s buttocks and made his escape on a bike. The most recent victim was a 20-year-old woman.
Police describe the suspect as a black man between 20 and 30 years of age. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.