Attempted Kidnapping in Flushing

Attempted kidnapping sketch

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in front of his Flushing school Friday afternoon.
The boy was waiting to be picked up by his father when the suspect approached him at the corner of Colden Street an 45th Avenue outside the East-West School of International Studies just after 2:30 p.m. He reportedly showed him a photo of a resort with a pool and offered to take him someplace nice upstate.
The boy, who has only been identified as Joseph, refused his offer. That’s when the man jumped out of the car and tried to force Joseph in. Luckily, that is precisely the moment that Joseph’s father pulled up and the man fled in his vehicle north on Colden Street.
The would-be kidnapper is described as an Asian man in his 40s, standing approximately 5’7” tall. He was last seen wearing a blue multi-colored sweatshirt and brown slacks. He was driving a dark blue four-door sedan.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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