CASTLE HILL — A 16-year-old girl waiting for her bus in The Bronx was grabed by her arm and yanked towards a white cargo van Saturday morning, and police are hunting for the suspect involved, police said.
The victim was waiting for the Bx36 bus at the corner of Randall and Olmstead avenues at 7:30 a.m. when a man operating a white cargo van drove up, stopped the van, opened the side door, and grabbed the girl's arm, attempting to force her inside, police said.
The girl was able to fight the man off and get away on foot, as the driver headed off eastbound on Randall Avenue, towards Castle Hill Avenue, police said.
The NYPD is looking for a man described as 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds, of an undetermined age, and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a dark blue Yankees hat.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.