Investigators have released a crystal clear photo of the suspect wanted in connection with attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl last week in the the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn.
JP first reported last week that investigators are eying a local, young Jewish man as the suspect. On Monday police released a photo of the man and are asking the public to help them catch him.
The attempted kidnapping occurred last Monday at 4:39 p.m. immediately after the girl left the B’Not Rachel High School at 1950 East 7th Street and was on her way home. An unidentified male approached her in front of 1852 East 7th Street and put his arm around her and tried to lure her.
“The suspect said, ‘Come here, come here,’” and didn’t let her go away, until a staffer from a nearby school passed by and witnessed the incident. The suspect then got scared and ran away, a NYPD Official told JP.
When the girl arrived home and told her parents what happened, her mother immediately contacted the police.
“I was afraid for my life. The man was wearing nice black dressy shoes and had a nice haircut,” the girl told investigators, according to the NYPD official.
The suspect is a white male, approximately 20 years old, 5’8″ tall, 150 lbs., with brown eyes, short black hair and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a white-collared shirt, a black jacket, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)