NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Thursday night for a suspect who allegedly grabbed several women’s buttocks as he rode around on a bicycle in Astoria, Queens.
The suspect struck three times in two weeks, police said.
• Around 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, the suspect pulled up to a 33-year-old woman while on his bike, and grabbed her buttocks near 34-12 34th Ave.;
• Around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, the suspect pulled up to a 29-year-old woman, again while riding his bike, and smacked her buttocks with his hand near 35th Avenue and 41st Street;
• Around 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, the cycling suspect pulled up to a 30-year-old woman near 35-15 36th Ave., and slapped her buttocks with his hand.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a medium to dark complexion, standing 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium to stocky build. He was last seen wearing a light blue rain jacket and a light blue and white baseball cap.
Police have released surveillance video.
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.