Editor’s note: The child was located safe and unharmed in Queens, police said Wednesday afternoon.
ROOSEVELT, N.Y. — Police on Long Island launched an investigation Tuesday night after a young girl was spotted wandering the streets alone without shoes on, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
A 911 caller reported seeing the little girl, believed to be about 7 or 8 years old, walking through a BP gas station parking lot on Nassau Road in Roosevelt around 10:20 p.m., police said.
Officers looked for the child — launching an aviation unit and using a police K-9 Unit on the ground — but were unable to locate her, according to authorities.
Surveillance video captured the girl heading north on Nassau Road, police said. She crossed a bridge over the Southern State Parkway and then entered a wooded area along the parkway.
A team from the department’s missing persons unit also responded to the scene Tuesday night, however, they did not have a case matching the girl’s description, a police spokesperson said.
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