Police release photo of alleged S. Farmingdale foot groper

SOUTH FARMINGDALE - Officials released a photograph of the man they say grabbed a 16-year-old girl's foot and wouldn't let go on Monday.

Officials say the man approached two girls, aged 16 and 17, at Lincoln Park in South Farmingdale at around 2 p.m. and began touching the foot of one of the girls. When the girl tried to leave, the man grabbed her foot and caused her to fall, according to investigators.Police say the alleged victim managed to snap a picture of the man on her cell phone.

Officials say the suspect left in a tan Toyota Camry with New York plates. The suspect is described as a white male, 6'0" tall, mid-20s to early 30s, short black hair, brown eyes, chubby build and speaks with a slight lisp. He also may go by the name Carlos, according to police.

Nassau police say they've stepped up patrols in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Police: Man wanted for approaching teens in Farmingdale

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