Police: Suspect Tried To ‘Walk Away’ With Child

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were some scary moments for a 4-year-old boy and his nanny Wednesday morning as a stranger attempted to snatch the boy off the street.

Police said the suspect was walking along 6th Street at approximatley 11 a.m. when he picked up the victim and attempted to walk away.

The quick-thinking nanny screamed and grabbed the child back from the suspect.

The attempted abduction occurred near Tompkins Square Park, between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Police said the suspect fled eastbound on 6th Street.

The child was not injured.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect, he is described as: 5-foot-6 to 5-8, black, age 45-55, slim build and wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and faded black jeans.

Anyone with information about the attempted abduction is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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  • Protective Mother

    I pray we find that man. This can happen to anyone……please be alert and walk your kids to and from school. A cell is a good for communicating with your child in case of an emergency. A present Parent is even better. PLEASE WALK WITH YOUR KIDS INTO THE SCHOOL DOORS…….our children need our presence. Keep your children safe, right beside you on public transportation. Hold their hands while exiting a crowed station. Do not let go unless you know you all are safely away from the crowd, always have your children walk in front of you NEVER BEHIND you, teach your children safety rules; Passwords, Self Defense tactics, Yelling and Screaming “HELP!!!!!!”, looking for details for description later, and much more. This can happen anywhere………

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