Attempted Abduction Suspect

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NYPD: Man Tries To Abduct 2 Boys In Brooklyn

May 16, 2018 - 11:54 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are looking for a man who they said tried to kidnap two 10-year-old boys as they were walking home from school in Brooklyn.

Police said he confronted his first victim at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 58th Street in Sunset Park around 3:30 p.m. on May 7. He allegedly stopped the boy and asked him if he wanted ice cream. When the boy refused and tried to run away, police said the suspect grabbed onto his bookbag and refused to let go.

The boy got away after trying to bite his would-be abductor, police said.

Two days later, the same man grabbed another 10-year-old boy's arm and refused to let go near 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park. The boy ran away after he tried to kick the man, causing him to lose his grip, police said.

Both boys were unharmed.

"Horrible, I didn't think it was going to happen in this neighborhood but I guess it could happen anywhere," said one Sunset Park resident who has two children.

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.