The girl was inside the Laurelton store with her father trying on shoes when the incident happened.
Police released video of the man they say approached the 11-year-old, asking to hold a shoebox that she had in her hands before he began rubbing on her calf.
🚨WANTED🚨for ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD a 11yr old girl that occurred inside of 134-40 Springfield Blvd. #stalbans #queens . On 3/29/19 @ 7pm💰Reward up to $2500💰👓Seen him? Know who he is?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! @IDaneekMiller @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/rVm58GZnaY— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) April 12, 2019
The girl immediately called for her father who wasn't far away, and that's when the alleged groper ran off.
The person wanted for questioning is described as a black man with braided hair, last seen wearing a fluorescent green hat, dark colored hooded sweatsuit, multi-colored shirt, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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