Cops search for perp who grabbed 11-year-old girl in Bensonhurst

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man, they say, grabbed an 11-year-old girl near West Seventh Street and Highlawn Avenue on Wednesday, June 8.

According to police, at around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, the girl was walking home from school along West Seventh Street when she was approached by a man who grabbed her shoulder and school bag. Cops say the man told the 11-year-old to come with him, but she fought him off. The man then fled on foot. Cops are calling the incident one of “endangering the welfare of a child.”

The perp is described as a white man between the ages of 25 and 30, 6’0″ tall and was last seen wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, grey 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 at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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