Police say the man depicted in this sketch tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his SUV in Astoria on March 5. (Credit: DCPI)
Police are searching for a man they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his SUV in the Astoria section of Queens earlier this week.
The victim was walking in the vicinity of 49th Street and Ditmars Boulevard at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday when the driver of a light-colored SUV pulled up alongside her and tried to lure her into the vehicle.
The victim refused and the suspect fled after the girl's babysitter approached.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect.
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.