Man forcibly puts hand under woman’s skirt on an Astoria street

Photo: Google Maps + NYPD sketch

Police are looking for a man who pushed a woman against a wall and put his hand up her skirt in Astoria last month.

On June 25 at approximately 4:10 p.m. the suspect approached a 21-year-old woman behind her house at the intersection of 34th Street and 31st Avenue. As she tried to enter her home, he pushed her against a wall, put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals over her underwear, police said.

The victim yelled out for help and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old and 160 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and dark-colored clothing.

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.

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