Mom pulls five-year-old son from kidnapper's car window in Queens

Moment mother pulls her five-year-old son from kidnapper’s car window after he tried to snatch the boy off a Queens street

  • Botched kidnapping took place 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 backseat of a car
  • Boy’s mother, Dolores Diaz Lopez, 45, lunges toward the car and pulls her son, Jakob, through the front passenger window
  • Police say there is no evidence mother knew kidnapper
  • The NYPD has released disturbing surveillance video showing a man brazenly snatching a five-year-old boy off the street in Queens, before the child’s mother comes to the rescue and pulls him from the suspect’s car.

    Volgens die polisie, around 8pm on Thursday, 45-year-old Dolores Diaz Lopez was near 117-02 Hillside Avenue in the Richmond Hill neighborhood with her children. They were walking on the sidewalk, when the occupant of a parked maroon sedan got out and ran at them.








    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 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

    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

    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

    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.

    The victim’s mother rushes toward the car and, after a brief struggle, pulls her son, Jakob, through the front passenger window.

    The suspect in the botched child abduction and another man then flee south in their vehicle on Hillside Avenue, before turning west onto Jamaica Avenue.

    Volgens die polisie, the boy was not injured during the thwarted kidnapping.

    The suspect stuffs the boy into the back seat of the sedan while being pursued by the boy's family

    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

    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 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 looking for these two man in connection with the botched abduction in Queens

    Investigators said there is no evidence to suggest that the boy’s mother knew the suspects.

    In 'n onderhoud met ABC7NY, Diaz Lopez said she and her children were on their way to visit their father when the incident took place.

    'Ek het gesê “oh my God my kids, oh my God my boy,”‘ Diaz Lopez said.

    The woman said the stranger who grabbed her son did not say anything as he put him in the car.

    Jacob initially sat down, but when his older brother approached the vehicle, pleading with the suspect to release the boy, the five-year-old stood up, and Diaz Lopez was able to grab him and pull him out.

    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 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 en 60, with eyeglasses. He was last seen an orange T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

    The car they were in is 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).