Offer $2G Reward For Corona Kid-Grab Suspect
Police say Mark Sinclair was standing outside P.S. 92 in North Corona at about 8:15 a.m. May 29, scanning the crowd of parents and children hurrying to make the school bell..
Sinclair quickly singled-out a second-grader that was standing outside the school at 100th Street and 34th Avenue and grabbed the boy in an attempted abduction, police said.
The seven-year-old fought back, struggling fiercely to free himself from his would-be kidnapper. Somehow, the boy managed to break free from his captor and run into the school, police said.
Police sources said the boy was so traumatized that he did not tell anyone what had happened until the next day, when he opened up to a school administrator.
The boy was later able to identify Sinclair as his attacker, police said.
Sinclair is no stranger to the criminal justice system, police officials said.
In fact, he has a history of 15 prior arrests dating back to 1999, including a March, 2001 arrest for sex abuse and unlawful imprisonment, a February 2009 arrest for public lewdness and a June, 2010 arrest for criminal sex act.
Sinclair is described as a Black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches to six feet tall and 200 pounds, with short, dark hair.
Police are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mark Sinclair to call the Crime Stoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The HOTLINE is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mark Sinclair.