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Sketch Released Of Man Wanted In Attempted Kidnapping In The Bronx

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for an attempted kidnapping in the Bronx.

The incident happened Friday morning around 7 a.m. The suspect, a man in his 50’s, approached a 6-year-old boy in front of 4140 Hutchinson River Parkway, police said.

The suspect grabbed the boy by the arm and told him to come with him to his house. A passerby intervened the suspect fled, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, a thick grey & white beard and mustache. He was wearing a black baseball cap, green camouflage pants and black boots, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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.