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Cops hunt man who tried to snatch girl, 8, outside Bronx school

Posted: 11:23 AM, Feb 22, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-22 11:23:26-05

Cops are hunting for a guy who allegedly tried to abduct a little girl on the steps of a school in the Bronx.

An 8-year-old third-grader says the creep tried twice to snatch her Thursday morning while she was on the way to PS 33.

She says he first he tried to grab her while she was walking to school with her sisters. Then on the steps of the school the child says the creep approached again,  brazenly trying to get her to come with him.  Cops say the girl ran inside the school and police were called.

Parents are on edge. One mom told PIX11 News: “I always have my child with me.  I will always walk my child to school.” The woman went on to say,” I will not leave my child unattended.”

Police released a photo of the guy. He is described as black between 20 and 30 and about 5 foot 10 inches tall.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black shoes a brown hat and a hooded sweatshirt.  If you recognize the guy you are asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1800-577-TIPS.