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Queens parents on edge after second child luring attempt

Posted: 8:24 PM, Jan 28, 2013
Updated: 2013-01-29 22:12:55-05

The NYPD has released a sketch and a surveillance photo of a child predator who attempted to lure two teenage girls into his car Friday in Queens.

Police say on Friday night in Flushing the unidentified man approached a 14-year-old female near the intersection of Northern and Parson Blvd. He summoned her over to the car, according to reports, but once the victim realized he was a stranger she walked away. The suspect then proceeded to pull over, get out of the car and grab the girl before she managed to flee.

That was the second report police received that day.

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Police say on Friday night in Flushing the unidentified man approached a 14-year-old female near the intersection of Northern and Parson Blvd.

Earlier, a 13-year-old girl reported a similar incident. Police said a man drove alongside the teenager who was walking to school near 102nd Street.  She noticed she didn’t know the man and walked off.

Today, the suspect’s photo was plastered along storefronts in the Jackson Heights neighborhood where parents held their kids tightly.

“I’m scared you know because you just don’t know the person,” said Silvia who’s daughter walks to school alone in the morning.

Police describe the suspect as being male, 5’7, 170 lbs and light skinned. Last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans and blue collared shirt.