NYC man stalks 8-year-old girl, 12-year-old brother

Police released surveillance footage of a man they say is stalking a young boy and girl

NYC man stalks 8-year-old girl, 12-year-old brother

"Your daughter is cute", the note read.

The young girl first saw the man following her and hiding behind cars Friday (Oct. 20) near Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Avenue as she walked to a bus stop with a friend.

Police say the two girls, ages 14 and 15, left their Ulster County homes on October 17, but one of the girls was able to alert her father on social media that they were being held against their will.

Later that day, around 1:30 p.m., the girl's 12-year-old brother noticed the same man trying to flag down their bus as they arrived home. The aide responded that the man was not on the list of authorized people to pick up the boy and "told him to leave before he called the police", according to the NYPD.

The man again fled, but around 7 p.m., he showed up on the second step of the siblings' house and began ducking down and taking pictures of the inside of the home, according to police. When the girl approached the man, he asked her where she sleeps and who lives with her, but the girl refused to answer and the man fled towards Nostrand Avenue, police say. She neared the suspect who asked where she sleeps at night, and who was living in the home with her, Doris reported.

The victims then discovered the menacing note in their mailbox.

At 11 a.m. the next day, the man repeated these questions to the girl's brother.

Police are looking for a suspected stalker who they say has been targeting two children in Brooklyn, allegedly following them to a bus stop and showing up twice outside their home.

Investigators released surveillance footage of the man in the hopes of catching him.

"The individual is described as black, approximately 5'9" tall, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion, medium build, and bald head.

The dad notified state police, who traced the phone to East New York and alerted local cops who then swooped on the house.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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