Man Tried to Kidnap Girl on Upper West Side, Fled: Cops

Police said an 11-year-old girl was outside near West 61st Street and Amsterdam Avenue Tuesday, July 31 when a man tried to grab her

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012  |  Updated 4:25 PM EDT
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Man Tried to Kidnap Girl on UWS, Fled: Cops

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Sketch of man who tried to kidnap girl on Upper West Side July 31

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Police are searching for a man they say attempted to kidnap a young girl on the Upper West Side last week.

Police said an 11-year-old girl was outside near West 61st Street and Amsterdam Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 when a man in his 40s approached her. The man grabbed the girl's arm, but the girl pulled away.

The man again grabbed the girl's arm and pulled her toward him a second time, but the child again broke away. The man then fled south on Amsterdam Avenue.

The would-be kidnapper is described as about 5 feet 4 inches, 170 pounds with a mustache and a bump on his left eye. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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