Authorities are searching for a man believed to be responsible for three sexual assaults in the vicinity of Kissena Park in Queens during the past week.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, a 50-year-old woman was riding her bike near Kissena Park on Oak Avenue when a man grabbed her, according to police. He allegedly pulled her toward the park as he touched himself over his clothing before she was able to break free.
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Two days later on Sunday around 10:15 a.m. near the corner of Colden Street and Mulberry Avenue, police said the same individual approached a 24-year-old woman and hugged and kissed her and grabbed her buttocks. Again, he touched himself over his clothing and the victim fled.
The latest incident was this past Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. when the man grabbed a 41-year-old woman by both arms and attempted to pull her into a backyard near 56th Avenue and 148th Street, police stated. The woman screamed and the man fled in a red car.
Officials described the man as Hispanic, approximately 40 years old, 200 pounds and 6 feet tall. He has a slim, muscular build with black, graying hair and a tattoo of a red and green star on the back of one arm above the elbow.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.