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Elmhurst groper has struck five times since February: NYPD

By Joe Anuta

ELMHURST — A serial sexual assailant has forcibly touched five Asian women at two stations along the M train since February, police said Saturday.

Cops released a sketch in hopes of cuffing the man who first struck Feb. 5 at the Grand Avenue – Newtown stop, grabbing a 19-year-old woman and forcing his hand inside her pants, police said.

Then March 29 the man — who is described as between the ages of 25 and 40, weighing about 155 pounds and standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall — attacked a 43-year-old woman in the same manner in the same station, according to the NYPD.

On July 25, the suspect lifted up the skirt of a 47-year-old and grabbed her, police said.

A day later, the man lifted the skirt of a 31-year-old woman, pulled down her underwear and grabbed her buttocks, according to cops.

At the Elmhurst Avenue platform, the suspect approached a 34-year-old from behind and grabbed her privates, police said.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue or black baseball cap, according to cops.

The victims in the two most recent cases helped the NYPD come up with a sketch of the alleged groper.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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