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Man sought in two forcible touching incidents in broad daylight in Elmhurst, Middle Village on same day: NYPD

Oct. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry

Police from two Queens precincts are looking for a creep who forcibly touched two women during the same afternoon on Oct.4, according to the NYPD. The first incident occurred in front of the Queens Center mall at around 1:20 p.m., as a woman was walking in front of 90-15 Queens Blvd. Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the stranger approached the victim from behind and grabbed her rear end before running off in an unknown direction.

The suspect struck a few hours later in Middle Village. Police from the 104th Precinct reported that another 24-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of Metropolitan Avenue and 65th Place near the southwest corner of All Faiths Cemetery at around 5:20 p.m. when the suspect came up behind her and forcibly grabbed her buttocks before running off in an unknown direction.

Neither victim was injured during the incidents, police said.

The NYPD released a surveillance photo of the suspect on Thursday and described him as having a light complexion with brown hair, around 5’7” tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black vest over a green t-shirt, black sweatpants and blue and aqua sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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