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[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Cops seek suspect wanted for luring two teenage girls to car in Queens

A surveillance image of the Cadillac Escalade that the suspect was driving was released by police. Image courtesy NYPD
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FLUSHING — Police are urging the community to be vigilant after a man driving a late-model Cadillac Escalade allegedly attempted to abduct two teenage girls Friday.

Cops have released a sketch of the man, believed to be a white or white Hispanic man in his 30s weighing about 170 pounds, after he drove alongside a 13-year-old girl on Northern Boulevard near 102nd Street and engaged her in conversation about 7 a.m., according to police.

When the girl realized she did not know the man, she walked away from the vehicle, but the man then stopped his car, got out and followed her, according to the NYPD.

He grabbed the girl’s arm, but the teenager pulled away from him and fled, police said.

Hours later at 8 p.m., the man allegedly tried again when he drove alongside a 14-year-old girl on Northern Boulevard near Parsons Boulevard, according to cops. The man motioned for the girl to approach the vehicle, police said. When she did not, he continued to follow her and the girl ran away, police said.

The man was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark pants and a blue collared shirt.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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