Campbell police receive tips on attempted kidnapping suspect

CAMPBELL, Calif. (KGO) -- Campbell police are receiving many tips as they continue to search for a man accused of trying to kidnap a girl near Maysun Court and Harriet Avenue on Saturday morning.

Surveillance video released by Campbell police shows a man in a beige or silver 1998 to 2002 Honda Accord Sedan stalking a girl.

The car first makes a u-turn, then waits about a minute for the girl to catch up to his position and cross the street. That's when he jumped out initially asking for directions. Then, he gave allegedly gave the girl a bear hug from the front. She fought back and started to scream, which caused the suspect to drive away.

"The little girl gave a really descriptive sketch, so we looked at that online and we're all looking for him, so I think he's going to be found soon," Paula McCarthy said.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic male in his mid 30s, approximately 5'7" tall with a medium build.

Police say the suspect was wearing a black and white beanie and a tan or brown long coat with fur on the cuffs which was buttoned up.

Neighbors say they don't pay much attention to cars driving by. "We get a lot of traffic back and forth at certain times of the day. People use it as a shortcut to get off to get to other places, so it's not unusual to see completely strange cars come through," Leslie Prout said.

Campbell police say dozens of tips have come in from the video and sketch. "Obviously every phone call we get, every piece of information is important and at this point, that's what we're dedicated to doing, is following up on every piece of information and identifying the suspect responsible," Campbell Lt. Gary Berg said.

Police believe this is an isolated case. No similar cases have been reported in the area. The girl is said to be traumatized, but she was not injured.

Anyone who may have witnessed the event or recognizes the suspect is asked to contact the Campbell Police Department Investigations Unit at 408-871-5190. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also contact the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867).
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