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Officers arrested and charged a 60-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman on Thursday who they said attempted to snatch a 15-year-old girl off the streets of Park Slope on Sept. 22.

The victim was on 19th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues when the man, who lives on Wyckoff Street between Nevins Street and Third Avenue, and the woman, a resident of Avenue T between W. Third and W. Fourth streets, pulled up in a BMW sport utility vehicle at 2:40 pm, according to cops, who said the female suspect then started a conversation with the girl.

The man exited the vehicle as the woman chatted up the teen, and he proceeded to grab the kid’s arm in an attempt to pull her into the vehicle, according to a report.

But the victim broke free of the male suspect’s grasp, and fled, cops said. The duo is charged with kidnapping, harassment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child, according to a report.

Before authorities apprehended the pair, the principal of an area school urged parents to keep vigilant as police hunted for the would-be child-snatchers.

“Speak to your child(ren) about street safety and being alert to strangers when walking in the neighborho­od,” Eve Litwack wrote in an e-mail sent on Thursday to parents at PS 107, which teaches kindergarten through fifth grade.

The school, located on Eighth Avenue between 13th and 14th streets, is about nine blocks from where the attempted kidnapping occurred. Its head administrator implored parents to remind their children to stay alert on the street and suggested chaperones be arranged for kids who typically find their own way home.

“For children who self-dismiss, it might be prudent to arrange for chaperoning by parent-friends, older children, or care-givers if possible,” Litwack said in her letter.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:54 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Kaitlynn from Feminist says:
Firstly, it's not "kid"napping, she's a woman! Language like this infantilizes women! We're not "girls".
Secondly, if they grabbed her snatch, this is sexual assault and not woman-napping! Of course leave it to a male reporter to down-play the sexual assault aspect of this case!
Oct. 2, 2017, 8:40 am

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