FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) – An 18-year-old woman was attacked in Queens after declining a ride from a stranger who police say tried to abduct her.
It happened about 12:15 a.m. Sunday near 25th Avenue and 124th Street in the Flushing section of Queens, police said.
A man in his early 30s driving four-door sedan pulled up to the woman and asked if she wanted a ride, NYPD said. The 18-year-old declined and continued walking west on 25th Avenue.
That’s when the subject parked his car and grabbed the woman around her waist, covering her mouth with his hand and trying to drag her into his car, police said.
The woman fought back and the attacker ran to his car and drove north on 124th Street, police said.
The attacker is described as a Hispanic male with a light beard and mustache, short dark spiked hair, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt.
Surveillance cameras caught a blurry glimpse of the attacker’s four-door sedan, which had damage to the passenger side.
Anyone who recognizes the subject is urged to called Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477), or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.