NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in New York City are asking for the public’s assistance in their attempt to find a suspect wanted in two attempted sex assaults in Queens.

The first incident involving a 20-year-old woman occurred on Saturday, March 26 around 9:30 p.m. near Rockaway Blvd. and 158 Street.

The second attempted assault occurred around 1:50 a.m. near 135 Avenue and 220 Street, when a 24-year-old woman was attacked.

Police said in both instances, the suspect approached the victims, physically assaulted them and attempted to sexually assault them.

Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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