Cops searching for suspects in East Elmhurst kidnapping


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Sketch courtesy of NYPD
Sketch courtesy of NYPD

Police have released a sketch one of the suspects wanted in the kidnapping and beating of a woman in Queens on July 20.

Police are looking for a group of men who allegedly abducted and beat a woman after they struck her with their vehicle as she was riding her bicycle.

The 52-year-old victim was traveling down 30th Avenue near 74th Street at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 when the suspects’ van hit her and knocked her off her bike, said cops.

The suspects then grabbed the woman and forced her into the vehicle. Once inside, they blindfolded the victim, tied her up and began to beat her, repeatedly asking her “where is the money,” according to police. The beating and questioning continued until they threw her out of the van near 98th Street and Northern Boulevard about 15 minutes later.

There were four to five male Hispanic suspects in the van, a light green 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey, said authorities.

Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects and describe him as 35 years old, dark-skinned, five feet 10 inches tall and 280 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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