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News Release

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Kidnapping Suspect Wanted NR17071ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division detectives is seeking information from the public that might lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old child near Pickford Avenue and Sherbourne Street.

On March 1, 2017, at 4:40 p.m., the victim was walking home from school when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her backpack. The victim fought the suspect and managed to escape. The victim returned home safely and her parents contacted the police.

The suspect has been described as a Caucasian male, with grey hair, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, and approximately 50 years old.

For more information, please call West Los Angeles Detective Schlegel at (310) 444-1541. 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.