‘Oh my god, my boy!’ Moment Queens mom pulls her five-year-old son from brazen kidnapper’s car window after he tried to take the boy off a street
- Botched kidnapping at 8pm on Hillside Avenue in Queens on Thursday
- Surveillance video shows man run up to a family walking on the sidewalk, snatch a 5-year-old boy and place him in back seat of a car
- Boy’s mother, Dolores Diaz Lopez, 45, lunges toward the car and pulls her son, Jacob, through the front passenger window
- Police say there is no evidence mother knew kidnapper
A mother rescued her son in a terrifying incident, pulling him from a kidnapper’s car through the window after he was brazenly snatched from a sidewalk as they walked through Queens.
A complete stranger man was captured on surveillance video grabbing 5-year-old Jacob off the street in the Richmond Hill section, before the child’s mother came to the rescue.
‘I said “oh my God my kids, oh my God my boy,”‘ said 45-year-old Dolores Diaz Lopez.
The woman noted that the stranger who grabbed her son did not say anything as he put him in the car – and she had never seen him before.
In an interview with ABC7NY, Diaz Lopez said she and her children were on their way to visit their father around 8pm Thursday, on Hillside Avenue when the man popped out of a parked maroon sedan and ran at them.
Investigators said there is no evidence to suggest that the boy’s mother was connected to the suspects.
Surveillance video from the scene shows a man in a white T-shirt and gray shorts scoop up the five-year-old boy and place him in the backseat.
Jacob initially sits down in the car, but when his older brother approaches the vehicle, pleading with the suspect to release the boy, Jacob got up, and Diaz Lopez was able to pull him out.
Dolores Diaz Lopez was walking in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens when someone tried to grab her five-year-old son Jacob from the sidewalk.
A mother was walking with her children on Hillside Avenue in Queens on Thursday evening when her five-year-son became the victim of a brazen attempted kidnapping
A man in a white T-shirt emerges from a maroon sedan and runs up to the family, who apparently did not know him
Surveillance video shows the man scoop up the five-year-old boy and carry him to the car. The recording released by the NYPD does not have audio
Then, the victim’s mother is seen on video rushing toward the car and, after a brief struggle, pulls Jacob through the front passenger window.
According to the police, the boy was not injured during the thwarted kidnapping.
The suspect in the botched child abduction and another man are seen on the video fleeing south on Hillside Avenue, before turning west onto Jamaica Avenue.
The suspect stuffs the boy into the back seat of the sedan while being pursued by the boy’s family
The mother jumps into action, grabs her son through the front passenger window and pulls him out of the car
Police say the boy was not harmed during the thwarted kidnapping
Police are looking for these two man in connection with the botched abduction in Queens
Police are now asking for the public’s help identifying the suspects and the getaway vehicle.
The man caught on video grabbing the boy is described as a man in his 30s with a goatee and arm tattoos. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, gray shorts and dark-colored sneakers.
The man who was caught on video grabbing the boy is described as a male in his 30s with a goatee and tattoos on his arm
The second suspect is described as a man between 50 and 60, with eyeglasses. He was last seen an orange T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
They were in an older, maroon sedan.
The chilling incident comes as crime rates in New York continue to soar, with gun violence surging and attacks on the city’s subway systems and in the streets becoming increasingly common.
Anyone with information on the thwarted kidnapping in Queens is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).