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Stranger Snatches Phone From 12-Year-Old NYC Girl in Sex Attack Ruse: Cops

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Police are looking for a man they say lured a 12-year-old girl into a Bronx alleyway by snatching her phone, then forced her to perform a sex act, authorities said. A witness intervened and the man ran off.

The girl was standing outside a building on Tiffany Street around 3 p.m. Sunday when the stranger approached her and grabbed her phone. The witness who stopped the attack helped the girl out of the alley; the case was reported to cops.

The girl was taken to a hospital to be evaluated; she did not suffer any physical injuries.

Police released surveillance images of the suspect. Anyone with information about him is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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