109th Pct.: Kidnap Attempt, Arrest & Robbery

109th Attempted KidnappingATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance locating the following suspect (left) wanted for an attempted kidnapping that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct.

At 12:15 a.m. on April 27, the suspect, while driving a four-door sedan, approached an 18-year-old victim who was walking westbound on the northbound side of 25th Avenue approaching 126th Street. The suspect asked the victim if she wanted a ride. The victim said no and continued walking westbound. The suspect then parked his vehicle at the northwest corner of 25th Avenue and 124th Street and grabbed the victim around the waist and put his hand over her mouth. The victim resisted and the suspect ran to the vehicle and then drove northbound on 124th Street.

The male suspect is described as Hispanic, approximately 30-35 years old with a light beard and mustache, short dark spiked hair, approximately 5-foot-6 with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt. The four-door sedan he was driving had damage to the passenger side area.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

CITY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED – At approximately 10:33 a.m. on April 28, police arrested Michael Shields, 32, an off-duty FDNY firefighter, and charged him with criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment.

ROBBERY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance locating the following suspect wanted in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 109th Precinct.

At approximately 8 a.m. on April 18, while making pharmaceutical deliveries in the vicinity of 150th Street and 14th Avenue, the 49-year-old deliveryman was approached by the suspect, who brandished a firearm and forced the victim into the passenger seat of his blue 2000 Dodge Caravan. Once inside, the suspect drove the victim’s vehicle into Yonkers, where the victim was told to exit.

The suspect fled the victim’s vehicle which contained approximately $25,000 in assorted prescription medicine.

The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years old, with a pock-marked face, bald head and speaks Spanish.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.