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.

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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.

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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.

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All calls are strictly confidential.