By Madina Toure
Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with a sex crime pattern this month in Flushing.
The most recent incident occurred June 15 around 6:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 56th Avenue and 148th Street when the man approached a 41-year-old woman, grabbed both of her arms and tried to pull her into a backyard, according to the police.
The victim screamed and the man fled in a red vehicle, police said.
Just three days earlier, around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Colden Street and Mulberry Avenue, the suspect approached a 24-year-old woman and engaged her in conversation, officials said.
The suspect hugged her, kissed her on the cheek and grabbed her butt and then touched himself over his clothing before fleeing on foot, police said.
The first incident occurred June 10 around 6:30 p.m., according to the police.
A 50-year-old woman was riding her bike beside Kissena Park when a man grabbed her and pulled her toward the park, police said.
The man tried to talk to the victim as he touched himself over his clothing at which point the woman broke free and fled, officials said.
Police described the suspect as a 40-year-old Hispanic man who is 6-foot-tall, has black hair with some gray and a slim and muscular build who weighs 200 pounds. He also has a tattoo of a red and green star on the back of his arm above the elbow.
No arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing, according to a police spokesman.
Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtour