Police search for suspects in kidnapping, beating case
A 52-year-old woman was kidnapped and beaten on July 20 in Queens, according to the NYPD.
The woman was reportedly riding a bicycle about 11:30 a.m. in front of 73-20 30 Ave. when a light green Honda Odyssey struck her and knocked her to the ground. While the woman was attempting to get up, some men jumped out of the van, grabbed her and dragged her into the vehicle.
Once she was inside the van, the suspects blindfolded and zip tied the victim and began to beat her. One of the suspects repeatedly asked the woman, “Where is the money?” She also told police they told her to “shut the f— up or we will kill you,” and asked about money in her home.
She told cops that $500,000 was stolen from her home last year. These kidnappers reportedly demanded $400,000.
She also told police her kidnappers claimed they knew who her kids are and had her daughter.
Police said both of the woman’s children were interviewed by detectives and were never in any danger, cops said.
The woman told police she estimated she was in the van for five to seven minutes when she heard one of her abductors arguing with a women on the phone. When the conversation ended, she was thrown out of the van in front of 32-32 98th Street.
She was treated at Elmhurst General Hospital for minor scrapes to her knees and a swollen lip.
Police say the victim was able to describe one of her abductors, a dark-skinned male around 35 years old and 250 pounds, with a full beard. She told police he was wearing a tan T-shirt and a tan baseball cap.
There were four to five suspects in the van, all males, police said.
Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.