Suspect sought in Elmhurst gropings

Video courtesy of NYPD

A man groped three women, including a teen, on the streets of Elmhurst last month, cops said.

The gropings took place in separate incidents on the morning of Aug. 11, Aug. 13 and Aug. 26 at Haspel Street and 55th Avenue, 44-20 Ketcham St. and 52-12 Van Horn St.

The suspect approached each victim, ages 28, 21 and 17, grabbed her breast, then fled on foot, according to authorities.

Police describe the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video during the Aug. 26 incident on Van Horn Street, as Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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