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Armed Man in Minivan Tried to Kidnap Woman in Brooklyn: Police

Police are searching for the would-be kidnapper

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 9:40 AM EDT
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Armed Man in Minivan Tried to Kidnap Woman: Police

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Police are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman in Brooklyn last week when he pointed a gun at her and ordered her to get in his minivan. 

The 23-year-old victim was at the corner of Bergen Avenue and Avenue K in Canarsie at about 2 a.m. Monday, July 22, when the suspect drove up alongside her in a dark-colored minivan, police said.

He pointed a gun at her and demanded she get in the vehicle, according to police. The victim ran away, and the suspect fled the scene.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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