Suspect sought in attempted kidnapping in the Bronx

The suspect was driving a white cargo van and tried to force the girl inside the vehicle. (Credit: DCPI)
The suspect was driving a white cargo van and tried to force the girl into the vehicle. Credit: DCPI

Police are on the hunt for a man who tried to kidnap a teen girl in the Bronx on Sunday.

The victim, 16, was waiting for the Bx36 bus at the corner of Randall and Olmstead avenues about 7:30 a.m. when the suspect drove up in a white cargo van, police said. He stopped the vehicle, opened the side door and grabbed the girl’s arm, trying to pull her inside.

The teen was able to fight off the man and escape, police said. The man drove off, heading eastbound on Randall Avenue towards Castle Hill Avenue, cops said.

Police released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a dark blue Yankees cap.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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