Police are searching for a man who allegedly grabbed a 7-year-old girl’s buttocks before fleeing.

On Monday around 5:30 p.m. at the Southside Food Plaza at 428 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, the man approached the 7-year-old and grabbed her rear, according to police.

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After the incident, he fled in an unknown direction, police reported.


Officers were searching for the suspect, whom they described as white, approximately 45 years old and 5-foot-8. He had short white hair and a tattoo of dots on his hand and possibly under his right eye as well.

He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and a black baseball cap, authorities stated.

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Police encouraged anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips at www.NYPDcrimestoppers.com.

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