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Man in Brooklyn grabs boys walking home from school, NYPD says

He tried to lure one away by asking if he wanted ice cream, police said.

Surveillance image of a man accused of grabbing

Surveillance image of a man accused of grabbing two boys as they were walking home from school in Brooklyn on two separate days in May, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

A 68-year-old man was charged on Thursday in the attempted abductions of two 10-year-old boys in Brooklyn, police said.

Zhu Lin Shi was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree menacing, police said.

In the first incident, Shi allegedly approached one of the boys on May 7 at about 3:05 p.m. at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 58th Street in Borough Park.

He asked the boy if he wanted ice cream and when the child declined, the man grabbed his backpack, police said. The man let go when the boy tried to bite him, cops said.

Two days later, at about 3 p.m., Shi allegedly grabbed another boy’s arm in front of 5302 Seventh Ave., near 53rd Street, in Sunset Park. He let go when the child tried to kick him, cops said.

Neither boy was injured, police said.

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