4 women sexually assaulted within 1 hour on Staten Island

- The NYPD is searching for the man who sexually assaulted four women on Staten Island on the same day.

The first assault occurred Tuesday at about 5:42 a.m. on St. Paul's Ave. in the Tompkinsville section.

The 50-year-old female victim was walking her dog when the man grabbed her from the beck, dragged her to the ground and placed his hands inside her pants, touching her groin, said police. The suspect fled the scene. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

The second assault occurred at about 6:20 a.m. on Henderson Ave. and Westbury Ave. in Randall Manor. The 64-year-old victim was getting off a bus when he slapped her in the face.

At about 6:28 a.m., the suspect wrestled a woman waiting for a bus to the ground at Castleton Ave. and Hunter Place in West Brighton. He punched her in the face before fleeing.

In the fourth incident, a 14-year-old girl was forced to the ground while waiting for a bus in the area of Castleton Ave. and Havenwood Ave. in Tompkinsville. The suspect attempted to force the teen to perform a sex act but she bit him, causing him to flee in a dark colored SUV.

The suspect is described as black, 5'7" - 5'10" tall with black, short dread locks. The man in his 20s was wearing a  dark colored track suit with a white logo on the front and white stripes on the pants leg.

Anyone with information about the assaults is encouraged to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls are strictly confidential.

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