Police are attempting to track down a man they say has attempted to lure at least four young girls in the Bronx over the last few weeks.
The suspect, 26-year-old Osita Enweronye, allegedly went after four girls, ages 11 to 13. The first incident occurred on April 8th in the vicinity of Westervelt Avenue and Allerton Avenue. A 13-year-old girl was walking in the area, when Enweronye allegedly approached her and started talking to her.
“He stopped right next to me and put his shoulder on mine and started saying, ‘Oh, you’re so pretty, can I have your number? You want to come with me? I’ll take you somewhere nice,’” the teen told NBC News. “I told him to leave me alone, leave me alone, my dad’s in the house,” she said.The suspect allegedly tried to get her to go into his car, but she started yelling for a friend and he walked away. She reported him to a crossing guard and school security guards.
Police say three more incidents occurred, all on the morning of May 4th. First, at around 7:50 a.m., he allegedly approached a 12-year-old girl in the vicinity of Eastchester Road and Allerton Avenue and tried to get her to leave with him. Then, at 8 a.m., police say he approached an 11-year-old girl who was walking in the vicinity of Kingsland Avenue and Allerton Avenue, made comments about her appearance and told her he wanted to take her shopping.
Finally, at 8:05 a.m. in the vicinity of Westervelt Avenue and Allerton Avenue, he approached a 12-year-old girl and tried to get her to go with him. In all three incidents, the victims fled the location and there were no reported injuries.
Police say Enweronye is 5'11 and weighs 105 pounds. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.