- Tuesday July 10th, 2012 :: 12:20 p.m. PDT
Public Safety Information: Deputies Investigating an Attempted Kidnapping
Public Safety Information: The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station is investigating a reported attempted kidnapping that occurred yesterday (07/09/2012) at approximately 6:45 p.m.
A Santa Clarita resident, female, age 17, reported that while she was in the 27800 block of Dickason Drive, Santa Clarita, a man she did not know parked his truck nearby, got out, and approached her. The man grabbed the teenage victim, moving her a few feet. The victim was able to break free from his grasp. The victim fled and hid behind a building. The man returned to his truck and drove away heading eastbound on Decoro Drive towards McBean Parkway and out of view.
The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station is seeking public assistance in identifying and locating this man. The suspect is described only as a male Hispanic, approximately 40 years old. Additional information regarding the suspect’s description will be released after a composite sketch is completed.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as an early 1990’s Toyota pick-up, red in color. The windows to the vehicle are heavily tinted. The word “Toyota” is written in large white letters across the tailgate.
All residents are asked to immediately report suspicious persons matching the above description. Don’t delay; call 9-1-1.
The investigation is on-going and there is no further information available at this time. –ref 09512
Anyone with information about this suspect or vehicle is asked to call Detective Painter of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Detective Bureau at (661) 799-5141.
Deputy Joshua Dubin
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
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