Two young women in their 20s managed to escape the clutches of men who tried to kidnap them on Brooklyn streets at opposite ends of the borough, in what the NYPD says are not considered to be connected “at this time.”
At around 2 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at the corner of Bergen Avenue and Avenue K, a Hispanic male driving a dark-colored minivan pulled up next to a 23-year-old woman, pointed a gun at her, and demanded that she get into the car. Instead, the woman ran and the suspect fled in his car.
The suspect, seen in the sketch above, is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, with a thin build.
That incident occurred in the 63rd Precinct.
The second incident occurred almost exactly a week later, in the early morning hours of on Monday, July 29, in Carroll Gardens.
A 27-year-old woman was being walking toward 2nd Place and Court Street when a man driving a car began following her, soon allegedly parking the car, jumping out and pistol-whipping the victim while trying to pull her inside the car.
The woman fought back, struggling and screaming, until the suspect let go and fled in his car.
No description of the suspect or car have been released at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.