Western Brooklyn

Gravesend Teenager Missing Since October

Photo via DCPI (L), image via Google Maps (R)
Jiening Cao, photo via DCPI (L), the street Cao lives on, image via Google Maps (R)

Have you seen this boy?

The police are seeking public assistance locating a 17-year-old male who was reported missing on Monday, according to the DCPI.

The minor, Jiening Cao of Gravesend, lives in a NYCHA development in the area.

Cao was last seen leaving his home at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 17. According to the police, he was heading to Flushing, Queens to meet up with friends.

He is described as being 6 feet tall and 125lbs with a thin build, light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black sports jacket, black jeans, a gray shirt, black sneakers, and black reading glasses. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his right hand.

Chinese news site Toutiao ABC notes that a 17-year-old Chinese-born young man named Jiening Cao was reported to have been involved in a tax scheme involving the fraudulent payment and rebate of close to 3,000 yuan at a Sunset Park check cashing spot on September 29.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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