Police in Queens have released clearer surveillance video of the man suspected of sexually assaulting two young girls
The video was shot on May 1, the day of the attacks.
Police say a man groped a 7-year-old girl in South Ozone Park, then sexually assaulted another 7-year-old in the same neighborhood a few hours later.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says community affairs officers have been handing out flyers, making sure the community knows who they are looking for. However, he says parents have to do their part.
"Parents always have to be alert, respective of what area they're in. Children are vulnerable and we have people out there who will take advantage of them," said Kelly. "Parents in general have to be alert, but particularly in that area be alert and cognizant of where your child is and what they're doing."
According to investigators, a 13-year-old girl says the suspect matches the description of a man who exposed himself to her last Thursday.
Police also put out a sketch of the man they want to question.
"I am upset about the situation yes, because I have two little boys and the same thing he did to the little girl it could be a little boy too because they don't really care about sex whether it is a boy or girl so you have to be scared regardless of whatever kids you have," said one Ozone Park resident.
"My customers are very concerned. I have one customer she doesn't even want to take her kids to school because she is afraid he will come and snatch one," said one worker at The Gourmet Deli in Ozone Park.
The suspect is believed to be in his 20s, around six feet tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt,dark colored jeans and had a dark colored backpack.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.