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Man Lures 10-Year-Old Girl Into Car in Richmond Hill, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | July 28, 2016 10:12am

RICHMOND HILL — Police are looking for a man who they said lured a 10-year-old girl into his car Wednesday morning in Richmond Hill after telling her that he was a friend of the family.

The girl, who lives on 102nd Street, was walking to her summer school around 7 a.m. when the man approached her near the intersection of 102nd Street and 89th Avenue, according to the NYPD.

The suspect, described by police as being between 19 and 21 years old, struck up a conversation with her and told her that he was a friend of the family, officials said. He then offered to give her a ride and she got into his car.

Officials said that the girl’s grandfather was nearby and saw her getting into the car, but couldn't get to her in time.

The girl returned home a short time later, police said. She was evaluated by a doctor and it appears she was not physically injured.

It was not immediately clear where the suspect, who was last seen driving a grey vehicle that police said was caught on surveillance video, took her.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).