Officials: The 5th grader was able to break free from the subject, ran and hid from him until he fled the scene.
Composite sketch based on the description of an unknown male who attempted to grab a 5th grade student while she was walking to her Westbury elementary school.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
Westbury, NY - June 22, 2017 - Third Squad detectives are investigating an incident that occurred on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:15 am in Westbury.
According to detectives, while at the corner of Grand Street & Winthrop Avenue, walking to the Drexel Avenue Elementary School, a female 5th grade student (age 10), was approached from behind by an unknown male white in his 30’s who grabbed the victims arm. The 5th grader was able to break free from the subject, ran and hid from him until he fled the scene. The uninjured victim then ran to school and reported the incident.
The subject, who never stated a word to the victim, was further described as being heavy set, wearing an orange t-shirt, shorts and work boots. He was last seen heading eastbound on Winthrop Avenue towards Post Avenue.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident or if they believe they recognize the identity of this subject (composite drawing attached) to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Third Squad at (516) 573-6353. All callers will remain anonymous.