The NYPD released a sketch and security camera footage of a man who attacked and groped two women on the same Ridgewood street last weekend.
According to police, both incidents occurred between 1:42 and 1:49 a.m. Saturday morning, March 19, in the vicinity of Harman Street and Woodward Avenue.
In the first episode, authorities said, an unidentified Hispanic male approached a 20-year-old woman from behind as she was walking home. The suspect pushed her to the ground, then grabbed her genitalia over her clothing. Seconds later, he ran off without removing any of the victim’s property.
Seven minutes later, police noted, the perpetrator struck again, this time accosting a 25-year-old woman from behind and grabbing her neck with his hand. The suspect attempted to put his hands inside the woman’s pants, then removed her purse and fled the area on foot.
Both incidents were reported to the 104th Precinct; neither victim was seriously injured.
Through an investigation, police obtained the security video below showing the suspect walking in the area of Woodward Avenue.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.