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April 1st, 2013 by Temple City Tribune
On March 26, 2013 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 16 year-old female juvenile reported that she was the victim of an attempted kidnapping in the area of Jackson Avenue and Ramona Boulevard in the city of San Gabriel.
The victim stated that she had left the nearby residence of a family member approximately one hour prior to the incident and was sitting on the east curb in the 1900 block of South Jackson Avenue. The victim saw the suspect drive past her southbound on Jackson Avenue, make a U-turn and park his vehicle along the east curb. The suspect then exited his vehicle. When the victim became concerned for her safety, she immediately stood up and started walking towards her family member’s residence which was beyond the suspect’s vehicle. As the victim walked past the suspect he stated, “You need to come with me” while simultaneously opening the rear passenger door of his vehicle. The suspect then forcibly grabbed the victim by the collar causing her to fall to the ground. As the victim tried to get back up the suspect continued to grab at the victim’s feet while she kicked and struggled to get away. The victim stated that when she managed to run back to her relative’s residence, the suspect followed alongside her in his vehicle for a short distance.
The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his late 30’s, approximately 6’00” feet tall with a thin build, dark shoulder-length wavy hair, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans with holes in them. The suspect vehicle was described as a late 1990’s black Nissan four-door with tinted windows and chrome rims. The vehicle also had an inoperable passenger side headlight and a large dent on the front, passenger side door. No weapons were seen during the incident and no injuries were reported.
The San Gabriel Police Department has issued this press release seeking further information and to alert the public as there have been similar type attempted abductions in the region within the past several months. For additional information contact Lieutenant Brian Kott at (626) 308-2835 or the on-duty Watch Commander at (626) 308-2840. Refer to Case Number: 2013-00662