Exclusive: Mother speaks out after attempted kidnapping of teen daughter in Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, September 28, 2017

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn are on the lookout for a pair of suspects they say attempted to kidnap a 15-year-old girl last week, and now the girl's mother is speaking out.

The victim's mother, who didn't want to be identified because the suspects are still on the loose, said the suspect had his hands on her daughter and attempted to drag her to the car.

Authorities say a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee SUV pulled up alongside the girl as she walked alone along 19th Street in Sunset Park on September 22, and a woman inside called out to her.

"She's very kind and chatty, and she says, 'Hi, I really love your dress. Where did you get it? I would like to get one myself,'" the victim's mother said.

She said her daughter tried to answer politely, and with that, a man jumped out of the car and grabbed her.

"The man came out of the car, the vehicle, and started to touch her in an inappropriate way and pull her into the back of his car," she said.

She said her daughter managed to break free, and the couple took off.

"I think they were definitely up to trying to get her into the car, and then God only knows what the plan would be," she said. "It wouldn't be good. They weren't simply offering her a ride home. They were trying to kidnap her, I mean, there's no other way to describe it."

The female suspect is described as Asian in her 30s, about 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds with short, dark hair and a distinctive tattoo of a bow on her back. The male suspect is described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, about 5-foot-tall and 180 to 200 pounds. He reportedly spoke with a heavy accent.

The girl's mother is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477, submit tips online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or text any tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.