On Friday, police stated that a 15-year-old girl was reportedly targeted for kidnapping by a Department of Education employee while she was en route to school.
According to a report by Gothamist, Yogeshwar Narine, who is 32 years old, serves as a DOE thermostat repairman and has previously carried out repair works for schools in the city. According to reports, Narine approached the teenager on Wednesday morning at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 113th Road in Queens Village.
As she was walking, he suddenly lunged at her and attempted to drag her into his dark SUV. However, she bravely resisted and managed to escape unscathed.
According to CBS News, the authorities arrested him on Thursday night for charges of luring a child, attempted kidnapping, attempted endangering the welfare of a child, and attempted unlawful imprisonment.
According to a recent poll by Siena College, 73% of individuals residing in New York City consider crime to be one of the primary issues that the city is facing.
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