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Police seek suspect who tried to lure girl into SUV in Queens

478-14 Endangering a Child 114 Pct 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.

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