Santos Cruz in custody, another man sought, after alleged kidnapping attempt of 11-year-old girl on Castle Hill Avenue

The girl's father says she was approached by two men when she was walking home from school. (1/23/14)

THE BRONX - One man is in custody and police are looking for another after they say the two suspects tried to force an 11-year-old girl into their van.

The girl's father says she was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon when she was approached by the two men at the intersection of Castle Hill Avenue and Virgil Place. She managed to get away and ran the few blocks home. Police have since arrested 59-year-old Santos Cruz in connection to the crime.

Police are looking for the second suspect, who is described as Hispanic and driving a blue van.
 

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