QUEENS (PIX11) – Police have arrested two men accused of trying to kidnap young girls in Queens Wednesday.
Joshua Wright, 17, and Andrew Ghulam, 16, are in police custody.
Cops say at about 4 p.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking home from school when a Wright and Ghulam began following her in dark green SUV near 111th Avenue and 208th Street in Queens Village.
One of the men exited the car wearing a black mask and attempted to talk to the girl but she was able to run away.
Shortly after, a 10-year-old and two 11-year-old girls were followed by the pair again near 113th Avenue and 196th Street in Jamaica. One of the men passed a gun to his masked accomplice as he exited the SUV. The girls ran and hid behind a parked car as the men drove by.
Both men have been charged with two counts of attempted unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.