The NYPD is hoping that the public can help them find a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman who was walking down the street in the College Point section of Queens.

On Sunday, April 27 around 12:15 a.m., police say that a suspect, a man driving a four-door sedan, approached an 18-year-old woman who was walking westbound on the northbound side of 25th Avenue, near 126th Street. The suspect asked her if she wanted a ride. She declined and continued walking, but, police say, the suspect "parked his vehicle at the northwest corner of 25th Avenue and 124th Street and grabbed the victim around the waist and put his hand over her mouth, trying to drag her back to his vehicle."

The victim resisted and was able to get away. The suspect fled and drove north to 124th Street.

Police distributed a sketch of the suspect, who is described as approximately 30 to 35 years-old, with a light beard and mustache, short dark spiked hair, approximately 5'6" tall, slim build, and wearing a blue short sleeved shirt. The NYPD also released a photograph of his car, which had damage to the passenger side:


Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.