Police said this Hispanic 18-year-old man tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx last week.  Credit: DCPI Police said this Hispanic 18-year-old man tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx last week.
Credit: DCPI

Police are looking for a teenager they said tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx last week.

The 18-year-old male suspect approached the girl in Unionport as she was walking home from school around 3:55 p.m. Jan. 22, police said.

The teen exited a blue Astro van and grabbed the girl near Castle Hill Avenue and Lafayette Place.

 

As he tried to shove the girl into the van, police said she was able to break free.

The suspect fled in the van. Police described him as Hispanic, 18 years old, 5 feet tall and weighing 130 pounds. He was wearing brown boots and a black snorkel jacket.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, submit tipsonlineor text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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