Cops release video of a man wanted for sexually abusing a woman in Astoria

Police are on the lookout for a man pictured at left who sexually assaulted a woman at this Astoria intersection last month.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD released on Thursday security camera footage of a man who sexually abused a young woman on an Astoria street last month.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. on March 13 at the corner of 48th Street and Ditmars Boulevard.

Police said the perpetrator — described as a Hispanic male between 25 and 35 years old, standing between 5 foot 7 and 5 foot 9 inches tall with spiked black hair — approached the 23-year-old victim, grabbed her and tried to remove her clothing.

When the woman began screaming, the perpetrator took off on foot. The incident was reported to the 114th Precinct; the woman was not seriously injured.

Authorities said the suspect was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket and dark-colored boots.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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