The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the two individuals, depicted in the attached surveillance video clip and photographs.

Details are as follows.

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 0003 hours, an unidentified and unaccompanied child was found by police at the corner of Prospect Avenue and E. 156th Street, within the confines of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx.

The unidentified child, who says her name is “Sidaya,” is described as a female, Black, approximately 4 years of age, with a dark complexion.

She was found wearing a blue sweater, blue sweat pants and rain boots.

She was removed to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln for evaluation and released in good physical health to the care of ACS.

A preliminary investigation determined that approximately 10 minutes prior to being found by police, the child was observed on surveillance video clip in the company of an unknown adult individual, who was last seen walking westbound on Leggett Avenue at the intersection with Fox Street.

The unidentified adult is described as a female, Black, approximately in her mid-20s, 5’02” tall, with a medium slin complexion and a thin build.

She was last seen wearing a black head scarf, a light-blue denim jacket, black pants and white sneakers.

A photograph of the unidentified is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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