Police are looking for a man they say attempted to grab a young girl in Brooklyn as she was heading home from school.
On June 8 at about 2:50 p.m. the 11-year-old victim was walking home from school when she was approached by the suspect near Highlawn Avenue and West 7th Street, authorities said.
The man grabbed the girl by her shoulder and school bag and then told her to go with him, police said. However, the girl was able to fight the suspect off and the man ran away.
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Authorities describe the suspect — who was caught on surveillance images — as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, and 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, gray sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.