9-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted in Elmhurst Grocery

By Paul DeBenedetto on January 27, 2013 1:17pm 

 Police are looking for a man they say sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in an Elmhurst grocery on Jan. 25.
Police are looking for a man they say sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in an Elmhurst grocery on Jan. 25.
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CORONA — A 9-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while waiting in line at a Queens grocery store on Friday, police said.

The alleged assault occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Friday inside a grocery store near Roosevelt Avenue and 97th Street, police said.

There, a man, who police said is between 25 and 30 years old, sexually grabbed the 9-year-old while she was at the checkout counter, then fled the store, police said.

Police said they're still looking for the man, who is 5-foot-8, has a slim build, and was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack with an umbrella attached at the time of the alleged assault.

The investigation in ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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