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Police looking for groper who targeted teens in Flushing

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A man is wanted for groping teenage girls in three separate incidents within the same five-block radius not far from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, authorities said.

In each incident, the suspect grabs the buttocks or crotch area of the women over their clothing before fleeing on foot, police said.

The man started his groping spree last year when he allegedly grabbed a 15-year-old girl at the corner of 136th Street and 60th Avenue in Flushing at about 7 a.m. on Nov. 6.

According to authorities, the same suspect struck again on March 11 at about 7:50 a.m. outside of 132-34 58th Ave., near 134th Street, when he groped a 13-year-old girl.

The third incident took place at the corner of 136th Street and 59th Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. on March 23 and involved a 19-year-old female victim.

Police have released video footage of the suspect and describe the man as white, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 30 to 40 years old and 170 pounds with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a dark green jacket and grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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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