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Two women assaulted in Brooklyn, attacker sought

BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — Surveillance cameras caught a man grab a 17-year-old girl and throw her to the ground outside of Tribuzio Meat Market on 18th avenue in Bensonhurst Friday morning.

"That's disgusting and outrageous it's not acceptable." Said Naum who lives a few blocks away.

Fortunately the teen was not injured.

Police are hoping someone will recognize the suspected attacker because that was not his only incident.

"If I saw that guy I would call immediately to report because it is unacceptable,” said Galina, who was walking on 18th Avenue.

"No matter how careful you are you're not careful enough it seems and it's sad,” added another local.

According to police, five minutes after throwing his first victim to the ground, the suspected assaulter approached a 31-year-old woman as she waited for a bus on 18th Ave. near 79th street and exposed himself.

Police say the woman tried to walk away from him and he went after her pulled his pants down again and then punched her in the face.

He then ran off. The victim's lip was cut open, but she refused medical attention.

"If somebody comes up and just punches you — I’m an old woman that's the end of me." said Dorothy.

The man is described to be, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 200 pounds.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).