WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division detectives are asking for the public to help with information that would help identify a possible kidnap victim and lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible for her disappearance.
According to the LAPD Blog, on Sunday, February 19, around 3:45 p.m., patrol officers of the LAPD Devonshire Division responded to a kidnapping call on De Soto and Devonshire Street. When officers arrived, they were informed that a female was seen in the backseat of a car and appeared to be in distress. The female appeared to be yelling and hitting the window of the rear passenger side. The window was reported to be smashed out.
Witnesses lost sight of the vehicle when the car proceeded northbound on De Soto Avenue. The car appeared to be an early 2000ish gold 4-door Honda Accord.
According to the LAPD, the victim is described as a Hispanic female in her late 20s or early 30s, and was wearing a black sweatshirt and had her dark hair up in a ponytail.
The suspects were described as Hispanic males and are still on the loose. Authorities have not yet identified the victim.
Canyon News reached out to LAPD Public Relations Director Josh Rubenstein for comment, but did not hear back before print.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Scheff, LAPD Devonshire Division at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or weekends, please direct your calls to 877-527-3247. To those who wish to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and clock on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit online tips. Tipsters may also download the mobile application “P3 Tips” and choose the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.