Police: Man followed 9-year-old in Brooklyn, tried to lure her into his van

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for the man who followed a 9-year-old girl on the street, touched her, and tried to lure her into his van.

It happened on Thursday Morning near East 28th Street and Avenue Z. The 9-year-old was able to get away.

The suspect was last seen arriving and leaving the scene in a light-colored work van. He fled westbound on Avenue Z and then made a northbound turn on East 27 Street.

Police say he was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black ski mask, and blue jeans.

No injuries were reported.

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