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Dramatic video shows suspect attempting to abduct child in the Bronx

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THE BRONX -- Police have released video of a suspect who attempted to abduct a child in the Bronx Tuesday night.

Police say the man approached a 6-year-old child around 9:27 p.m. in the area of West 162 Street and Jerome Avenue and picked him up. The man then tried to shove the child into a black vehicle but was thwarted by a member of the child's family.

He is described as a white man, approximately 30 years old, approximately 190 pounds, wearing black dress shoes, a dark sweater, and a button down shirt underneath.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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.

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