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Police Hunt Sexual Predator

Suspect tried to attack a 12 year old girl



    Police Hunt Sexual Predator
    Surveillance cameras capture alleged sexual predator who tried to attack a 12-year-old girl on the Lower East Side.

    A sexual predator tried to attack a 12-year-old girl in her Lower East Side building but she was saved when a noise scared him away, detectives said.

    Police released surveillance video of the intruder, who tricked the girl into letting him inside her building near Hester Street Monday evening about 6 p.m.

    After she opened the door for him, the suspect followed the girl up to the third-floor stairwell, police said.  Suddenly he heard a noise and ran away without hurting the girl, police said.

    The suspect is described as a white man, about 25 to 30 years old, approximately five-feet nine inches and about 175 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, brown pants and a grey hat.

    If you recognize him, police ask that you call crime stoppers at 1 800 577-TIPS.