Department of Education employee arrested for trying to grab teenage girl from Queens street: NYPD


An employee of the city’s Ministry of Education was arrested Attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl From a street in Queens while she was on her way to school, police Friday said.

Yogeshwar Narain, 32, faces attempted kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child on kidnapping charges Wednesday morning near Francis Lewis Street. And Route 113 Village of Queens cops said.

The suspect is the thermostat repairman for Department of EducationA police source familiar with the case said.

The 15-year-old was on her way to school when Narine approached her and tried to chat with her, investigators were told. A moment later, he grabbed the teen and tried to pull her into his SUV, but the teen was able to escape and escape.

Police said Narine jumped into his SUV and sped off. Surveillance cameras in the area recorded his SUV leaving the scene.

Police said that investigators were able to focus on Narin after tracing the ownership of the car.

A police source familiar with the case said there was no indication that Narine knew the teenager through his work in city schools.

The police also accused him of luring a child and attempting to illegally imprison him. Police said this was his first arrest in the city.

His trial in Queens Criminal Court Was waiting for Friday.

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