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Police are searching for a man accused of grabbing a young girl who was on her way to school inWestbury on Wednesday.

According to police, the fifth-grader was approached at the corner of Grand Street and WinthropAvenue around 9:15 a.m.

Police say the 10-year-old girl was walking to the Drexel Avenue Elementary School when she wasapproached from behind by an unknown white male in his 30s who grabbed her arm.

The girl was able to break free from the man, ran and hid from him until the suspect fled thescene. 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 heavyset,wearing an orange T-shirt, shorts and work boots. He was last seen heading eastbound on WinthropAvenue toward Post Avenue.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at1-800-244-TIPS

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