Man wanted for punching two women on subway

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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

This suspect allegedly assaulted two woman on a Queens bound "N" train on December 13.

Police are looking for the man who punched two women in the face after he tried to hug them on an “N” train.

According to the NYPD, the suspect was riding on a Queens bound subway  near the 31st Street and Broadway stop in Astoria around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, when  he approached a 27-year-old woman.

He started speaking with the victim then attempted to put his arm around her. She pushed the suspect away at which point he punched her in the face.

The same man then sat next to another female rider, age 32, and attempted to hug her. Again, the victim pushed him away and the suspect punched her, then fled the train.

Both victims refused medical attention at the scene.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, 40 to 50 years old and 5’10” tall.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.