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Police Seek Would-Be Chinatown Kidnapping Suspect

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An 11-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted kidnapping in Chinatown on December 14th, and thanks to his quick thinking and good memory, the LAPD have released a composite sketch of the suspect. The boy was accosted near a popular youth sports and recreation park on Yale Street. He pulled away after the suspect grabbed him, and was able to fight him off. The LAPD say their suspect "is Black with a small growth of beard under his chin, and was wearing do-rag on his head," and was dirty; he could be living on the street in the area. "The suspect is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, about 135 pounds, and in his late twenties to early thirties."