NYPD searching for suspect in attempted kidnapping of 13-year-old girl

By: Emily Nadal

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn on Sunday.

The girl was walking near 2363 Pitkin Avenue in Cypress Hills when a dark colored SUV pulled up beside her. The suspect hopped out of the vehicle and ran toward the victim, authorities said.

The man tried to grab the laundry cart the girl was pushing while attempting to persuade her to come with him, according to police.

The victim was able to get away to safety while the suspect returned to the car and fled down Pitkin Avenue.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).