On Wednesday some guy tried to snatch an eight-year-old kid in Queens Wednesday. Around eight in the morning, at Broadway and 37th Street near Steinway Street, the perp grabbed the kid by the wrist and started pulling him, saying “Come go with me,” and he wasn’t talking about the Del Vikings. The kid’s mom was nearby and intervened, and the guy took off. He’s either black or Hispanic, around 30-40 years old, between 5’10” and 6′ tall, of thin build, and though he was wearing a beige ball cap at the time, he is thought to be bald. If you know anything about this man or this incident, NYPD wants you to call 800-577-TIPS, log on to WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2009