NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with an attempted kidnapping on the Upper West Side.

Police said the suspect approached an 11-year-old girl and grabbed her arm on July 31 at West 61 Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

The child pulled away from the man who tried to grab her arm a second time and pull her toward him. The child was able to break away and the suspect ran south on Amsterdam, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 40 and 50 years old, 170 pounds with a mustache and a bump on his left eye. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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