A nanny fought off a man who attempted to kidnap a four-year-old boy in the East Village on Wednesday, police said.
Surveillance video from a fruit stand in the area shows the man walking by at around 11 a.m.
According to police, the man picked up the child as he got out of a taxi and started to walk off along East 6th Street between Avenues A and B when the nanny screamed and pulled the child away.
The boy was not injured.
The man was last seen headed eastbound on East 6th Street.
He is described by police as Black, 45-55 years old, 5'6"- 5'8" tall and was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and faded black jeans.
If you recognize the man in the surveillance video or know anting about the attempted kidnapping that could help police in their investigation, contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers (see below; all calls are strictly confidential):
Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.