Preteens approached by stranger in Flower Hill: police

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A composite sketch of the man in a black BMW sedan that approached two preteens in Flower Hill. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

An 11-year-old and her friend were told by a man in an unfamiliar car to “get in,” the Nassau County Police Department’s 6th Squad said.

The two were walking near Dogwood Lane and Manhasset Woods Road in Flower Hill in the mid-afternoon on May 15 when they “observed a black colored, newer model BMW sedan with tinted windows stop in the middle of the road, close to where they were walking,” according to detectives.

“The operator of the vehicle rolled down the window and with an accent stated to the victim ‘ride, car, get in,’” detectives said in a statement. “The victim was scared for her safety, screamed ‘no’, and ran away in the opposite direction.”

The 11-year-old girl reported the incident to police on May 20, describing the subject as “a Middle Eastern male, olive skin tone, short, black colored hair, stubbly beard, brown eyes with dark circles under them, with a heavy build wearing a black colored T-shirt.”

Detectives at the 6th Precinct request anyone with information regarding this incident or a similar incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

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