GREAT NECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a Long Island man who was wanted in connection with a woman’s abduction in November.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports
Police have arrested 50-year-old Sirus Kashimallak.
Two weeks ago, authorities said a 38-year-old woman was sitting on a bench waiting for the bus in Great Neck when a man with a gun kidnapped her.
“He drives the Great Neck area and during his time, he basically isn’t trying to entice her and threatening her into doing a sexual act. She protests to the point where he lets her out, but she’s probably in the car for a good 30-45 minute period of time,” said Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith.
Mahnaz Golpanian lives next door to Kashimallak, and describes him as a family man, not an alleged criminal.
“I know the wife, the children. They’re sweetheart, special people, caring,” she told CBS 2’s Ann Mercogliano.
A sketch of the suspect was released and on Thursday, police say Kashimallak went back to the same bus stop.
Police say a woman, waiting at the stop when Kashimallak pulled up tried to talk to her, recognized him from the sketch and called 9-1-1.
“This is clearly predatory type of behavior. He gave us indications that would lead us to believe that he may have engaged in this kind of conduct in the past,” said Nassau County PD Chief Steven Skrynecki.
Police say the victim from November’s attack identified Kashimallak as her attacker.
Kashimallak has been charged with kidnapping and sexual abuse.
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