Police are looking for a man who they said coerced a 10-year-old girl into his car as her grandfather watched before releasing her from his vehicle a short time later.

Around 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man driving a car near her house on 102ndStreet in Richmond Hill, Queens, police reported. After engaging her in conversation, the man told her he knew her family and that he would drive her to school.

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The victim’s grandfather, who was nearby but not close enough to get her attention, saw the girl get into the car, police stated.


The girl was missing for about an hour before the man let her out of his car, police said toCBS2. The victim then walked to school.

The girl was determined to have been unharmed after she was examined at a local hospital, her mother and police confirmed toPix11.

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Police described the suspect as a black man between the ages of 19 and 21 who was driving a gray vehicle. He remains at large.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website atwww.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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