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Creep sought for groping women in Rego Park and Long Island City: NYPD

Aug. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry

Police from two Queens precincts are on the lookout for the creep who targeted and groped women at least two times last month, according to the NYPD.

The first incident occurred in Rego Park during the evening of Tuesday, July 18 as the 38-year-old victim was walking to her home in the vicinity of 63rd Road and 97th Street a block north of Queens Boulevard. Cops from the 112th Precinct are searching for an unidentified man who walked up behind her and grabbed her rear end before running off toward the M/R subway station at 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard, police said. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City believe this is the same creep who struck in Queens Plaza Just over a week later.

In that incident, a 45-year-old woman was boarding a 7 train at Queens Plaza South just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, when the creep walked up behind her, grabbed her buttocks and then stepped back onto the platform as the subway car doors closed, police said. The victim was not harmed physically.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Aug. 9 that shows him coming through the station’s turnstiles.

The creep has a dark complexion and was wearing an orange T-shirt with a sweater wrapped around his waist, blue jeans, dark sneakers, a white baseball cap and white oversized headphones. He also had a black backpack slung over his shoulder.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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