Cops looking for bike-riding groper in Astoria

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Police say this suspect touched a woman's behind while riding by on his bicycle in Astoria on Saturday, September 21. Sketch courtesy of NYPD
Police say this suspect touched a woman's behind while riding by on his bicycle in Astoria on Saturday, September 21.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly rode by on his bicycle and grabbed a woman’s buttocks in Astoria.

The 24-year-old victim was at the corner of 24th Avenue and Crescent Street around 9:10 p.m. on Saturday, when the suspect, while on his bike, approached her from behind and touched her buttocks, said cops. He then fled the scene on the bicycle.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, of medium build, 5’6″ to 5’10″, with long curly Mohawk-style hair shaved on the sides. He was wearing a dark jacket with a red stripe on the sleeves, and blue jeans. His bicycle is silver with a metal basket attached to the rear.

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 or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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