Cops: Contact us if you're a victim of alleged Queens kidnapper

December 18, 2018 - 10:45 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The NYPD apprehended an alleged kidnapper following a dramatic altercation in Queens over the weekend, and now the Special Victims Unit is asking for the public to contact them if they know of any more possible victims.

Relyn Estrada, a 40-year-old registered sex offender, was nabbed by police after they say he tried to force an 11-year-old girl into his car in broad daylight Saturday.

On Twitter Monday, the NYPD ask anyone with more information or anyone who is a possible victim of the accused to contact them at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Cops say the girl was walking to I.S. 77 in Ridgewood on Saturday morning when she was approached by a man who told her to get into his car.

When she started to run, he blocked her with his vehicle, grabbed her and tried to force her into the backseat, according to police.

A Good Samaritan in his underwear and wielding a bat got into a standoff with the suspect, police said.

"I grabbed the bat and confronted him, that's when he pulled out his own bat," 45-year-old Alex Salas told 1010 WINS Saturday.

The two traded words until the cops showed up and arrested the suspect, who police have identified as Estrada.

The girl was not physically injured in the terrifying altercation. 

Estrada faces a range of charges, including kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, acting in a manner injurious to a child, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment.