NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl from a basketball court in Brooklyn.
It happened around 3 p.m. last Tuesday near Sterling Place and Eastern Parkway in Brownsville.READ MORE: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
Police said the girl was playing basketball when the suspect grabbed her from behind and tried to lead her out of the park.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
The girl’s brother yelled for help, and the man let her go, police said.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Suspected Homicide In Central Park
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.