Queens family on edge after man tries to lure 13-year-old girl walking to school bus

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ELMHURST, Queens — A family is on edge after a man attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl away while she was walking to her school bus one morning.

The schoolgirl was walking to her bus at 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 6 when a man approached her and began touching her, police said.

"He told her he was going to go get her if she told anyone," Joanna Gomez, the girl's sister, told PIX11 News. "And he kept touching her."

The frightened schoolgirl ran away from the man and onto the school bus, according to police. When she got home after school, she told her family who then called police.

Gomez, 27, is now constantly worried about her little sister ever since the man, many describe as a creep, tried to lure her sister away.

"My sister is so scared, she's afraid to leave the apartment unless she is with someone," Gomez told PIX11 News.

In the lobby of the King George apartment building, on 41st Avenue near 81st Street, police posted wanted fliers of the man, who was seen on surveillance video.

The suspect is described as between 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with white stripes on both sleeves.

"I hope he gets arrested soon so my little sister will feel safe again," Gomez said.

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