By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to track down a man accused of sexually assaulting two women in Brooklyn.

The incidents happened just hours apart Sunday in Williamsburg.

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Shortly after 1 a.m., police said the suspect approached a 27-year-old woman on North 3rd Street. He allegedly grabbed her from behind, put his hand over her mouth and groped her.

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Less than two hours later, police said he assaulted a 25-year-old woman on North 6th Street. She elbowed him as he allegedly tried to drag her away, and he fled on foot.

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Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team