Officials said the girl was walking on Castle Hill Avenue, in the vicinity of Lafayette Avenue when she was approached by a man who had exited a blue Astro van.
The teen was waiting for the Bx36 bus when police said a man pulled up in a white cargo van and stopped, opened the side door and grabbed the girl’s arm in an attempt to drag her into the van.
Police on Sunday were seeking the suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl while she waited for a bus in the Bronx.
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.
A man who recently pleaded guilty to faking his own death was in trouble again this week – this time for impersonating a police officer and trying to kidnap women in Nassau County.
Gilberto Valle, 28, is a married, six-year veteran of the force assigned to the 26th Precinct. He is accused of planning to kidnap, cook and eat — as many as 100 women. Investigators said his meticulous plan included the intentional torture of his victims.
The child pulled away from the man who tried to grab her arm a second time and pull her toward him. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
John Velasquez said he saw the suspect, described as a man in his 50′s with a thick grey and white beard and mustache, grabbing the boy in front of P.S. 160 in the Bronx and intervened because he had a “gut feeling.”
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 and told him to come with him to his house.