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Man attempts to abduct boy, 11, in the Bronx: Video

The man grabbed the boy near West 162 Street and Jerome Avenue.

A police sketch of the suspect.

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to find a suspect in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy in the Bronx Tuesday.

Police said the boy was approached by a man he didn’t know just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night near West 162 Street and Jerome Avenue. He then started to pick up the boy and try to place him in a black car, but a member of the boy’s family was able to intervene.

The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, about 190 pounds, wearing black dress shoes, a dark sweater and a button-down shirt underneath.

In addition to a sketch, police circulated this video of the altercation:

Anyone with information about the attempt is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers websiteor by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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