Suspect Drove Off When Victim Ran Away, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were seeking help from the public in finding a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman in the Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn.

Around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 22, a man driving a dark-colored minivan pulled up alongside the 23-year-old woman at Avenue K and Bergen Avenue in Brooklyn, pointed a gun at her, and demanded that she get into his car, police said.

The victim ran off, and the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a thin build, police said. Police have released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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