NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted two young girls in separate incidents in Queens.
Both attacks happened in South Ozone Park within a few hours of each other Wednesday, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported Thursday.
In the first incident, the suspect followed two sisters, ages 7 and 12, as they walked home from school, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
When the younger girl bent down to tie her shoe, the suspect grabbed her buttocks and walked off mumbling, Kelly said.
Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a man fitting the same description of the suspect in the earlier incident forced a 7-year-old girl, who had hopped over a fence to retrieve a basketball, to commit a sex act, Kelly said.
Police have released surveillance images of the suspect who is described as a male with a dark complexion, believe to be in his 20s, around 6-foot, 160 pounds with black hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with unknown white writing on the front, dark jeans and was carrying a purple back pack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (5477). 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.
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