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News Release

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Kidnap Suspect Caught On Video NR17202sr

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help in providing information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a kidnap suspect.

On July 5, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., in the 15000 block of El Cajon Street, LAPD Mission Division officers were notified of a kidnap investigation.

A video of the incident was located showing the victim talking with a heavyset male. A light blue Chrysler minivan, possibly a Town and Country Van was parked on the curb next to them. The female attempts to walk away, but the male follows her. He then opens the sliding door of the van as he continues to talk to her. The male grabs her by the hair and forcibly throws her inside the van. She tries to escape but he pushes her back inside the van. He then gets into the driver's seat and drives away with the victim still inside the van.

The female victim appears to be Hispanic, with long black hair, around 25 to 35 years old. The male is about 250 pounds, and around 30 to 35 years old. He is seen wearing a baseball cap that is turned backwards.

It appears as if the suspect and the victim know each other. The motive for the kidnapping has yet to be determined.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LAPD Mission Division at (818) 838-9800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."