Police search for Queens groper

Police released this sketch of the groper.

Police are looking for a man wanted for groping four women in Queens over the past month and a half.

Cops say they are looking for a Hispanic man, about 17 to 25 years old, who has been groping women in a string of March and April crimes. All the gropings occurred in the Jackson Heights neighborhood.
The first incident recorded by cops happened on March 22 at around 8:30 p.m. The suspect approached a 22-year-old woman on the street and touched her inappropriately, cops said. He then ran off into the night.

Four days later, on March 26 at 6 a.m., the suspect again approached a woman, this time aged 47. He again grabbed her and fled the scene.

 Following that pattern, the perp groped a 19-year-old woman on April 1 at 4:20 a.m., and the next day, at about 5 p.m., he groped a 41-year-old woman, police said.

All the cases resulted in no reported injuries, cops said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 17 to 25 years old, who stands about 5’5″ to 5’8″ tall, cops said. According to a rendering the police released, he has dark, shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.


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