TUJUNGA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police on Tuesday were warning parents in the Tujunga area to be on the lookout after a man allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl in broad daylight.
A police sketch shows the alleged attempted kidnapper.
It happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday in the 6600 block of Olcott Street, according to Los Angeles police.
A man allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl near Mountain View Elementary School and tried to pull her into his vehicle, police said.
The girl screamed for help, causing the man to release her.
He then got into a tan or burnt orange medium-sized SUV and left the area, according to investigators. “He’s bold and he’s brazen,” said Sgt. Scott Kennedy, of the LAPD’s Foothill Division. “He definitely has a motive to do something that I hope every parent would be concerned about,” he said.
The man was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and in his 40s, according to an LAPD press release.
Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact LAPD Foothill Area Detectives at (818) 834-3115.