Girl groped on the Lower East Side

Suspect wanted for allegedly groping a young girl on the Lower East Side.

August 3, 2010 4:00:48 AM PDT
Police in Manhattan are looking for a predator who attacked a young girl.

Investigators say a man followed an 8-year-old girl into her building on the Lower East Side and groped her.

The incident happened last Thursday, but police released a surveillance photo and video Monday night.

The suspect is described as Hispanic or white, approximately 20-30 years old, approximately 5'7" tall, heavy set with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark short sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a dark Yankees Baseball cap. The suspect was also carrying a blue back pack.

Police say he quickly fled the scene after the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.