Man tries to kidnap 13-year-old girl on Brooklyn street: NYPD

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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Police are hunting for a man who attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old-girl in Brooklyn, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest. Eyewitness News reporter Michelle

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old-girl in broad daylight in Brooklyn, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest.

It happened Sunday afternoon on Pitkin Avenue in Cypress Hills.

Authorities say a dark colored SUV began following the teen as she walked along the street.

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A man then jumped out of the vehicle and tried to grab the laundry cart the girl was pushing.

Police say the man tried to coax her several times to get into his car, telling her he was a friend of her mother's and it was OK, but the girl refused and ran away.

The man returned to his vehicle and fled westbound on Pitkin Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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