Cops are on the lookout for the creep they say hit on a 17-year-old girl in Flatbush on Wednesday.
According to police, the young girl was engaged in conversation with an unknown man near the corner of East 22nd Street and Duryea Place at around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 when the guy made a move on the young girl. Cops say that, when the girl refused his sexual advances, the man made verbal threats to harm her.
The teen was able to flee the scene to safety, and did not sustain any injuries.
The alleged creepster also fled the location, southbound on East 22nd Street in a gray four-door sedan.
The suspect is described by police as a man with a dark complexion that’s approximately 24 years old. He was last seen wearing a black du-rag, blue sweatshirt, light colored pants and black sandals.
In the 70th Precinct, where Wednesday’s incident occurred, sex crimes are up a whopping 500% year-to-date, according to Police Department data. As of Jan. 15, when the latest figures are available, there have been six reported sex crimes in the precinct — up from just one in the area by this time last year.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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