URGENT: NYC Girl, 13, Fights Off Would-Be Kidnapper, No Arrests Made

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:50 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at 212 Cleveland Street, within the confines of Brooklyn’s 75 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers located a 13-year-old female who informed the officers that she was walking along Cleveland Street when she was approached by a Hispanic male who grabbed her by the arm while brandishing a knife. He forced the victim to walk with him while demanding that she keep quiet. The victim resisted and the suspect grabbed a cellphone from her hand and fled the location.

During the course of the investigation, NYPD detectives learned that the suspect threatened to sexually assault and possibly abduct her but fled after she resisted. The victim described the suspect as a light skinned Hispanic male who is approximately 30-40 years-old with facial hair. He was last seen wearing khaki style tan jacket, dark blue jeans, black boots and a black baseball cap. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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