A man wanted for exposing himself to a straphanger on an R train last month has now been connected to a similar public lewdness incident at a Queens subway station on Valentine’s Day, police said.
A 50-year-old woman was waiting for a Queens-bound F train at the Queens Boulevard and 63rd Drive stop in Rego Park about 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 when the suspect approached the victim and exposed himself to her. He then boarded an F train while the victim remained on the platform and waited for the next train.
The same man is also suspected of exposing himself to a 34-year-old woman on board a Queens-bound R train about 7:40 a.m. on March 2.
As the train was at the Grand Avenue stop in Elmhurst, the man sat down in front of the woman and allegedly exposed himself. He then got off at the next stop on Woodhaven and Queens boulevards.
Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, about 25-30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 to 140 pounds.
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