According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a 16-year-old student recently fought off a man who attempted to drag her toward his waiting vehicle. Detectives are now asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.
On March 14, around 8:20 a.m., Northeast Area juvenile detectives were called to the L.A. River High School for a kidnap investigation. The 16-year-old female victim told police that she was walking on the sidewalk in the area of Cypress Avenue and Silver Street on her way to school when the suspect, who was waiting by his car, grabbed her as she walked by and pulled her toward his vehicle. The victim fought to pull away and ran to school.
The suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year-old male Hispanic who stood about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds with brown eyes. The suspect may have acne or chicken pox scars on his face and what appeared to be three- to five-day’s facial hair growth. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a Toyota-style pickup with faded red paint. There were unknown metal objects loaded in the rear of the truck.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call LAPD’s Northeast Area juvenile detectives at (323)344-5741. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877)LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS.
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