NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a suspect wanted for sex abuse of an 8-year-old girl in Queens.

Authorities said that the suspect passed by and grabbed the buttocks of an 8-year-old girl who was shopping with her mom inside a Marshall’s clothing store in College Point.  The alleged incident happened when the young girl left her mother’s side to look at a display of books on Wednesday.

The suspect is being described as a white or Hispanic man, approximately 5’7″ with a slim build and light-skin with a black haircut into a fade on both sides.  He was wearing a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and metal-framed glasses, police said.

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

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