NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were some scary moments for a 4-year-old boy and his nanny Wednesday morning as a stranger attempted to snatch the boy off the street.

Police said the suspect was walking along 6th Street at approximatley 11 a.m. when he picked up the victim and attempted to walk away.

The quick-thinking nanny screamed and grabbed the child back from the suspect.

The attempted abduction occurred near Tompkins Square Park, between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Police said the suspect fled eastbound on 6th Street.

The child was not injured.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect, he is described as: 5-foot-6 to 5-8, black, age 45-55, slim build and wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and faded black jeans.

Anyone with information about the attempted abduction is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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