San Jose police searching for attempted kidnapping suspect

Monday, September 5, 2016
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San Jose police put out a plea this afternoon to ask for help finding a convicted sex offender and kidnapping suspect they consider extremely dangerous.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose police are hoping you can help catch an attempted kidnapper. Police say 56-year-old David Lee Russell is an extremely violent convicted sex offender who is responsible for two incidences last week.

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Last Monday, police say he tried to talk to a young woman in Willow Glen when he grabbed her, covered her mouth and tried to drag her to his car. She fought him off and got away, and so did his second known target four miles away in the area of Hillsdale and Narvaez Avenues near South San Jose.

Police posted flyers of Russell and an image of a white SUV he may be driving.

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Russell is described as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds with salt-and-pepper hair and a goatee. Police believe Russell is driving a newer model white Nissan Rogue with no license plates.

Anyone with information about Russell's location is asked to call Detective Michael White of the San Jose Police Department's robbery unit at (408) 277-4166.

Tips can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867). A person who provides information leading to the arrest of a suspect may receive a cash reward.

Bay City News has contributed to this report.