Creep groped two women within minutes on Astoria streets

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Police are looking for a man who forcibly touched two women just minutes apart in Astoria last Thursday.

On July 21 at 12:02 a.m., authorities said, the suspect approached a 21-year-old woman in front of 30-61 46th St. from behind. He pushed her against a car and touched her genitals over her clothing. The victim yelled out for help and the suspect ran away.

Just three minutes later, in the vicinity of 45th Street and Newtown Road, the suspect forcibly touched a 26-year-old woman. He wrapped his arms around her and touched her genitals over her clothing. He fled southbound on 45th Street when she yelled for help.

The NYPD described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.