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NYPD: suspects who tried to kidnap girls in Queens arrested

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Police in Queens have arrested two teenagers suspected of trying to kidnap four girls on two separate incidents just minutes apart on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Authorities charged Joshua Wright, 17, and Andrew Ghulam, 16, both of Queens, with two counts each of unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment, the NYPD said.

The men were in a dark-green SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee with New York plates, police said.

In the first incident, an 11-year-old girl said she noticed the SUV following her near 111 Avenue and 208 Street in Jamaica at about 4 p.m., police said. A masked man in the passenger's seat got out and tried to talk to her, but she ran away, police said.

A few minutes later, possibly the same SUV approached a 10-year-old girl and two 11-year-old girls near 113th Avenue and 196th Street, police said. The girls said a masked man, this time with a gun, got out of the car. The girls ran and hid behind a parked vehicle as the SUV circled around before driving away, police said.

If you have any information about these cases, contact the Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting a message to 274637 and entering TIP577.

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