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Man allegedly lures 14-year-old boy in Brooklyn, drives him to Newark

Posted: 9:48 PM, Oct 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-11 21:49:18-04

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A man is wanted for endangering the welfare of a child in Brooklyn, police said.

Police released a sketch of a man who asked a 14-year-old boy if he wanted to join a gang and offered alcohol Sept. 25, 2019.

The incident occurred on September 25 at around 7:30 a.m. An unknown man in a black, four-door sedan approached a 14-year-old boy in the area of Lott Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville. The victim entered the vehicle and the man began patting his head and leg.

He then asked the boy if he wanted to be part of a gang and wanted alcohol before he was dropped off at Newark, New Jersey, where he eventually exited the vehicle.

The man is described as in his 30s with medium length dreadlocks with a red tint. He’s skinny and approximately 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches. He has a wound with a bandage on his left hand.

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.