Glendale Police Think Two Creepy Attempted Kidnappings Minutes Apart Are Related
Two attempted kidnappings occurred only minutes apart last night in Glendale, and police think they may be related. At about 5:11 p.m. Wednesday evening, a woman pushing her 14-month-old child in a stroller said she was stropped by a woman near Chevy Chase Drive and Adams Street, according to a release from the Glendale Police Department. The mother said the woman said, "Aren't you cute?", then grabbed her child, KTLA reports. The two struggled, and the mother was successfully able to get her child away from the woman without any injuries to the child.
About 25 minutes later, an 8-year-old boy said a man who was "dressed like a woman" tried to grab his 2-year-old brother at John Marshall Elementary School, located near Chevy Chase Drive and Broadway. The boys' mother was nearby and intervened.
In the first incident, the suspect was described as a Hispanic woman with short, dark hair wearing winter clothing. She left the scene in a white or silver compact car, that possibly has "7-H-Y" in the license plate. In the second incident, which took place less than a mile away from the first, the suspect was described by the mother as a man in his 40s or 50s with salt and pepper hair, stubble, and a gray shirt with a design on the front. However, the 8-year-old described the suspect as a man dressed as a woman. The suspect left the scene in a small, silver sedan.
Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William thinks that the two incident may be related, considering the similar description of the car, and how close the two incidents were to one another in terms of both time and distance, according to City News Service. He also said that the suspect called both intended victims "cute" before trying to snatch them.
Anyone with information should call (818) 548-4911.