The same man attempted to kidnap a child in two separate incidents.
On Monday, May 7, at about 3:00 pm, a man approached a ten year old boy and grabbed the child from behind, offering him ice cream to try and lure him away. The suspect held the boy by his backpack as he tried to run away. The child then attempted to bite the suspect, who then let him go. The boy fled with no injuries.
The same suspect tried to grab another 10 year old boy on Wednesday, May 9. This time it was in front of 5302 7th Avenue, also the time schools are dismissed. The child kicked the suspect, who then released him. The child did not have any injuries
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.