NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for help to find a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery pattern in Queens.

Authorities said a man approached victims on separate occasions, verbally abused them and grabbed their cell phones before fleeing on foot.

In the first incident, on Aug. 2 at around 7:25 a.m., police said the suspect robbed a 35-year-old woman at the 88th Street Station. The second alleged incident took place at the Rockaway Blvd. Station a few hours later. A 36-year-old woman was the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 6-foot with a slim build. He was last wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and reading glasses.

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.