Richmond police look for attempted kidnapping suspect

Richmond police are looking for a Hispanic male who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl.

April 28, 2011 5:40:01 PM PDT
Richmond police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old girl as she walked to school on Wednesday, Lt. Bisa French said.

The victim was walking to school sometime between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. when she saw a man sitting in a small, light blue pickup truck, French said. The man whistled at her and then slowly followed her in his truck.

The victim kept walking, but the man pulled up alongside her and asked her to get in his truck, French said.

When the girl continued walking, the man got out of his truck and grabbed her arm. She pushed him away and he stumbled, French said.

The man got back into his truck, brandished a pistol at the victim and reportedly told her, "Get in the car or I'll kill you," French said.

The victim ran to her school and notified authorities.

The man is described as Hispanic and in his 30s. He is about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, has a medium build and is slightly overweight. He has brown hair that is spiked on top, with a bald spot in the middle of his head.

He was wearing dark-colored gasses, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

His truck was a light blue late 1980s to early 1990s small pickup. A rear right panel was primer gray and there was a circular dent above the right rear wheel. The hood of the truck may have also been primer gray.

Anyone who sees the suspect or his vehicle is asked to call police immediately at (510) 620-6647 or (510) 672-1949.

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