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Police Search For Man Who Pulled Up On Bike, Groped Woman

Incident Happened In Astoria, Queens This Past Weekend
Astoria Groping Suspect

A sketch of a suspect who allegedly groped a woman while riding a bicycle in Astoria, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man accused of pulling up to a woman on a bicycle in Astoria, Queens and grabbing her buttocks.

The incident happened around 9:10 p.m. this past Saturday at 24th Avenue and Crescent Street in Queens, police said.

The man pulled up to the 24-year-old woman, touched her buttocks, and pedaled away, police said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old, with a medium build. He stood between 5-foot-6 and 5-10, with long, curly, Mohawk-style hair shaved on the sides, police said.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket with a red stripe on the sleeves, and blue jeans, police said. His bicycle was silver with a metal basket attached to the rear.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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