Police release video of Queens child luring suspect

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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

On January 25, this suspect tried to lure two teen girls into his vehicle.

The NYPD has released the video of the suspect and the Escalade he used to try to lure two Queens girls.

On Friday, January 25, around 7:00 a.m., the suspect drove alongside a 13-year-old girl walking on Northern Boulevard near 102nd Street in Corona. He engaged the teen in conversation, but, realizing she did not know the man, the victim walked away from his car. The suspect then exited his vehicle, approached her once again as she walked away and grabbed her by arm.  The victim pulled away from him and fled.

Later that day, around 8:00 p.m., the suspect, operating the same vehicle, drove alongside a 14-year-old girl near Northern Boulevard and Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, and motioned her to approach the car. When she did not come towards the vehicle, the driver continued to follow her, but the victim did not comply and fled.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and a blue collared shirt, and driving a late model Cadillac Escalade.

The police also released this sketch of the suspect and photo of his vehicle earlier this week:

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.