By Sarina Trangle
FLUSHING — Police released a sketch of a man suspected of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in Flushing Friday afternoon, the NYPD said.
The Police Department said the boy was waiting to be picked up after school when a man in a dark blue four-door sedan pulled up near Colden Street and 45th Avenue at 2:35 p.m. and allegedly said, “Get in the car, I’ll take you somewhere nice upstate.”
The 11-year-old said, “No,’” according to police.
At that point, the NYPD said the man got out of the car, allegedly grabbed the boy’s hands and attempted to pull him inside the sedan.
The 11-year-old’s father showed up and police said the suspect allegedly drove off, heading north on Colden Street.
Police described the suspect as an Asian man who appeared to be about 40 years old.
The NYPD said he had short black hair, brown eyes, dark skin and a goatee.
The 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 suspect was last seen wearing a blue, multi-colored sweat shirt and brown slacks, according to cops.
Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.