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Cops seek man who tried to kidnap 11-year-old boy in Flushing

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo sketch courtesy NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in Flushing Friday.

The boy was waiting to be picked up after school about 2:35 p.m. at the corner of Colden Street and 45th Avenue when a 40-year-old man pulled up in a car and told the victim to get inside, authorities said.

“Get in the car. I’ll take you somewhere nice upstate,” the suspect said, according to police.

When the victim refused, the man got out of the car, grabbed him by the hands and tried to pull him inside the car, cops said.

The victim’s father showed up and foiled the plans. Police said the suspect fled north in a dark blue four door sedan on Colden Street.

The suspect was described by police as Asian with short black hair and brown eyes. He is 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and has dark skin and a goatee.

The man was last seen wearing a blue multi-colored sweatshirt and brown slacks.

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



[Update] Mother who allegedly snatched infant daughter charged with kidnapping

| brennison@queenscourier.com

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After an eight hour search, police found and arrested the woman who allegedly kidnapped her baby from a Queens hospital. The baby was found safe.

Police said Leila Rajnarie took her 8-month-old daughter, Nevita Jagdeo, from Queens General Hospital Pediatric Center at approximately noon on Wednesday, March 14 while the infant was there with her foster mother. Rajnarie had accompanied them on the visit. She took the child while the foster mother and doctor were speaking in another room, police said.

Officers in the Patrol Bureau Queens South Task Force saw a woman fitting the description of the suspect in a livery cab in South Richmond Hill and pulled the vehicle over at approximately 8:40 p.m., police said.

After positive identification of the suspect and infant, Rajnarie was taken into custody and the baby was taken to a local hospital.

Rajnarie has been charged with kidnapping, custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a child.


Mom makes off with kids after foster care visit

| jlane@queenscourier.com


Police are searching for Shanel Nadal, 28, of Manhattan, who abducted her eight biological children during an authorized visit at Forestdale Child Agency in Forest Hills on Monday, September 19.

The children – seven boys all named Nephra Payne after their father and an 11-month-old girl name Nefertiti – were reportedly taken away from their parents for domestic abuse. Investigators believe that the children’s father was also involved with the abduction and suspect the family is traveling in a black 1996 Chevrolet Suburban with New York license plate number EXZ5896.

A spokesperson at Forestdale declined to comment how Nadal was able to sneak eight children out of the facility, but said they are working closely with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

ACS released a statement Tuesday, September 20.

“ACS and our foster care agency began working with the NYPD immediately after the mother absconded with the children from a visit at the foster care agency yesterday. Earlier today, we sought and received active warrants from the Manhattan Family Court for the arrest of both parents and for them to produce the children to the court. We ask for the public’s assistance in locating the children, and appreciate any assistance that they can provide the NYPD.”

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 tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.