Brooklyn, NY - Orthodox Girl Flees From Attempted Luring; Councilman Calls On DA To Show No Mercy Once Suspect Is Caught
Last updated on: February 17, 2016 09:48 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Detectives at the NYPD’s 61st precinct are combing surveillance video for clues that will lead them to a man who attempted to lure an Orthodox Jewish high school girl walking home from school yesterday afternoon.
Police said that the 14 year old girl was on her way back from her E7th Street school when she was approached one block away near Kings Highway by an unknown man who put his arm around her and said “come here.” The girl attempted to extricate herself from the man’s grasp repeatedly, finally freeing herself and running away from the perpetrator.
Police said that the girl did not know her attacker who fled the area on foot. The victim sustained no physical injuries in the incident.
The suspect is described as a white male, with brown eyes, black hair, a medium complexion, weighing approximately 150 pounds and 5’8” tall. He was wearing black pants, jacket and shoes and a white shirt with a collar at the time of the incident.
Councilman Mark Treyger called upon District Attorney Ken Thompson to prosecute the attacker to fullest extent of the law once he is apprehended.
“No 14-year-old child should ever have to feel afraid walking home from school, and no parent should have to hear that their child was the victim of an incident like this failed luring attempt or otherwise,” Treyger told VIN News. “We must make sure that this man and others like him never have a chance to target another one of this community’s children again.”
Members of Flatbush Shomrim canvassed the area yesterday immediately following the incident and obtained video surveillance footage which was turned over to the NYPD last night.
“We are still working on retrieving more footage and immediately upon retrieving such footage it will be turned over to the NYPD,” said Baruch Moskowitz of Shomrim.
Moskowitz said that it was not readily apparent from the video footage if the suspect was an Orthodox Jew.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at the Crime Stopper’s hotline 800-577-TIPS, at their website www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or to text CRIMES (246370) and to enter TIP577.
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