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Girl Escapes Kidnapping Attempt In South Slope, Police Say
A 15-year-old girl was approached by two people in an SUV who tried to kidnap her, according to police.
SOUTH SLOPE, BROOKLYN — Authorities are looking for two people who they say tried to kidnap a 15-year-old girl in broad daylight in the South Slope.
On the afternoon of Friday, Sept., 22, around 2:40 p.m., the girl was on 19th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, just a block away from Greenwood Cemetery, according to police.
That’s when a black SUV pulled up with a man and a woman inside, police said. The woman tried to have a conversation with the girl, and the man got out and tried to grab her, according to police.
The girl was able to break free and flee the location, police say. The two would-be kidnappers are still at large.
The woman is described by police as an Asian, 30 to 40 years old, who stands 5 feet 4 inches and weighs about 140 pounds. She has short dark hair and a tattoo of a bow on her back, according to police.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.