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Police Seek Unknown Man Who Tried To Sign Out First-Grader From L.I. School

Cops: Man Who ID'd Self As 'Stevens' Was Rebuffed By School Personnel
(credit: Suffolk County Police)

(credit: Suffolk County Police)

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RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an incident that took place at a Long Island elementary school earlier this week. Suffolk County Police said a man tried to sign out a first-grade student from Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday.

Authorities said the incident happened around 3:25 p.m.

The man identified himself as “Stevens,” but was told by school personnel that he was not approved to pick up the 6-year-old child, police said.

The man then said he would get the child’s mother from the car, but did not return, according to police.

School officials notified police, who released a surveillance image of the man being sought. He is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s.

He was wearing a dark blue-hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings and a small white logo on the left chest, blue jeans and black and silver sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident or can identify the suspect is asked to call the Seventh Precinct Crime Section at 631-852-8730 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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