LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department indicated on Friday, March 10 details involving a alleged kidnapping suspect.
According to the LAPD Blog, at approximately 4:40 p.m. on March 1, a 14 year-old girl was walking home from school when the suspect approached her from behind near Pickford Avenue and Sherbourne Street, and grabbed her backpack.
Authorities indicated the victim fought the suspect and was able to escape. Upon her return home, her parents called the police.
The suspect has only been identified as a Caucasian male in his 50s. He is 5 feet and 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has gray hair.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is asked to call West Los Angeles Detective Schlegel at (310) 444-1541. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.