April 23, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a man wanted for unlawfully imprisoning an 18-year-old woman he met on a dating app earlier this month in East Williamsburg.
The suspect, 21-year-old Luis Cruz, arranged to meet the victim on April 6 at the Cooper Park Houses, located at 280 Frost St., after connecting with her on a dating app.
The woman arrived around 10 a.m., at which point Cruz allegedly took her cell phone. He then allegedly pointed a gun at the victim, threatening to kill her if she did not comply with his demands.She was kept in the building for several hours, police said.
The woman was later able to leave the residence, under unknown circumstances, and reported the incident to the police.
An investigation remains ongoing as police continue to search for Cruz. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the 94 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-383-8545 or 800-577-TIPS to remain anonymous.