A man groped a 12-year-old boy aboard an N train last week before fleeing at an Astoria subway station, police said.
The suspect — described as a white male with a full beard, a spider tattoo on his left hand and a silver stud piercing by his right eye — approached the victim on a northbound N train just before 4 p.m. on April 23 and grabbed the boy’s genital area, authorities said. He then exited the train at the 36th Avenue stop.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect who was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a Mets baseball hat, red hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans and black boots.
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