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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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North Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division are seeking the public's assistance with any information that will lead to the arrest of an attempt kidnap suspect.

On March 20, 2017, at 10:20 a.m., an 18-year-old female student, attending John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, was walking to school along the 8100 block of Whitsett Avenue in the City of North Hollywood. She was approached by a male suspect as she walked toward school. The suspect grabbed the victim from behind and attempted to pull her back toward his vehicle. The victim fought with the suspect and was able to free herself before fleeing toward the school. The suspect chased the victim a short distance, then returned to his car and fled the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light blue, late model 4-door BMW sedan. There is no suspect description.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to contact Foothill Area detectives at (818) 834-3115. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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