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16-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapping Attempt on Way to School

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Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl walking to school in Cypress Park yesterday.

The victim told police that a man waiting in his car grabbed her as she walked by. She said he tried to pull her into his car, but she he was able to escape his grip and run to L.A. River High School and report the incident. The alleged attempted kidnapping happened around 8:20 am near Cypress Avenue and Silver Street.

Police are sending out this description of the suspect and his car:

The suspect is described as a 25-30 year-old male Hispanic, who stood about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighs 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.
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If you know anything about this crime, the Northeast Juvenile Detectives want you to call them at (323) 344-5741.