Brownsville school alerts parents of potential predator 'wandering around the perimeter of the school building'

A letter obtained by News 12 that was sent home with kids attending Leadership Prep Ocean Hill said a predator is "wandering around the perimeter of the school building."

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2021, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,115 days ago

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Parents in Brownsville are high alert after learning a predator allegedly tried to lure students into his apartment using his pet dogs.
A letter obtained by News 12 that was sent home with kids attending Leadership Prep Ocean Hill said a predator is "wandering around the perimeter of the school building."
Earlier emails went out alerting families of a man who police say is between 25-30 years who asks students to take a picture of him with his two dogs - one of them a black and white husky.
Police say it's happened at least three times, with the most two recent incidents happening Tuesday.
In one of those incidents, he approached an 11-year-old girl on her way to school near Watkins and Pitkin Avenue, according to officials. In the second incident, he allegedly approached a 12-year-old girl just steps from the school.
The alleged victims were able to run off and escape toward the school.
A spokesperson from the school said "We immediately shared with families on Wednesday May 26 the exact information the NYPD's 73rd Precinct shared with us that morning about a child predator in the neighborhood. We are glad for the increased attention to this matter and will remain on high alert until this issue is resolved."
Police do not have a photo of the suspect. News 12 went door-to-door to businesses in the area to see if they caught the man on tape but came up short.
The school and the NYPD are asking anyone with information to call them.


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