*** UPDATE: the suspect has been taken into custody. ***
*** UPDATE: the suspect dropped the victim off at the corner of 82 Street and Astoria Boulevard at 2140 hours. The suspect has yet to be apprehended. ***
The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect wanted for kidnapping within the confines of the 115 Precinct. Details are as follows:
On Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 0935 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an dispute in front of 32-65 81 Street. Upon arrival, responding officers were informed by witnesses that Michelle Jimenez, an 18-year-old Hispanic female, was approached by her ex-boyfriend, Jonathan Coronel, a 21-year-old Hispanic male, and forced into a light colored vehicle at knife point. The male suspect then drove eastbound on Northern Boulevard from 81 street with the female victim in the back seat.
The suspect, Jonathan Coronel, is a 21 -year-old Hispanic male, 5’6″ tall, weighing 150 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
A photo of the suspect from a May 21, 2015 arrest for Aggravated Harassment is below.
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