Shocking moment a man snatches a woman in her twenties from a New York City street and puts her in the back of a Toyota minibus
- A woman in her 20s was kidnapped on a Brooklyn street in the early hours of Friday
- Pictures released by the NYPD show a man approaching her and then grabbing her
- Police say he put it in a Toyota minibus and drove away
Shocking photos from the NYPD show the moment a woman was snatched from the street in Brooklyn.
According to law enforcement, a man approached the woman around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, grabbed her and loaded her into a Toyota minibus, photos released by police show.
Police say the truck then took off and the woman was inside. The accident occurred along W Street and Stillwell Avenue in the Gravesend section of the borough. The car turned north at Stilwell.
When he approaches her, the man raises his arms as if trying to stop her or get her attention.
The police were alerted to the incident by an eyewitness who went to the 60th Precinct to report what they had seen. As of Saturday morning, there have been no reports that anyone has gone to the area to report a person has been moved.
This photo released by the police shows the moment the man picked up the woman and carried her towards the Toyota minivan
The images show the man approaching the woman as if trying to get her attention or stop her
The car that police say the woman got into
The woman is in her twenties, about 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with long hair, a striped shirt, a blue skirt, and white sneakers.
The suspect is wearing a black shirt, dark pants, and black sneakers. He appears to be in his thirties, around 5-foot-10 and weighs 175 lbs.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the NYPD Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. You can also give advice online here.
A reward of up to $3,500 is offered for information.
The kidnapping took place at the same location where 22-year-old Rasard Dias was murdered at New Food First Cook Chinese restaurant in May 2022.
said the neighbors NBC New York At the time, gunshots were “not uncommon” in an area that was “plagued with crime.”
Just last month, a man punched a woman in the face on the train Around midnight in the area after she asked him to stop touching her.
In December 2022, a similar violent attack occurred on a woman when Jean-François Coste, 53, was inside a Stillwell Avenue station and punched an MTA worker while intoxicated.
Tanya Macrae, 56, was about to start her shift when she saw Kost — a principal equity analyst at Tocqueville Asset Management — trying to get into a staff-only room.
McRae, a 21-year-old MTA veteran and train operator, told police that when she blocked Coast’s access and said he couldn’t get in, he punched her in the face.
The kidnapping took place on Friday in an area in front of the Marlboro Housing Projects.
Although the crime rate is currently the same as last year, many New Yorkers remember times during the pandemic when crime was rampant and left many with a sense of fear.
Crime was a big problem for big cities, especially in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Crime rose nearly 23 percent in New York in 2022 under first-year mayor and former police officer Eric Adams, who had to commission additional police into the subway system to control surging crime.
In addition, more than 43,000 asylum seekers have flooded the Big Apple since last spring, prompting the city to set up emergency shelters in hotels while building mass housing for immigrants.
While many of the immigrants have since been removed from hotels, a good number at The Watson have refused to accept the city’s offer to ship them to Brooklyn’s Red Hook housing facility, causing a headache for the longtime residents of Hell’s Kitchen.