California authorities released a new sketch of a man accused of trying to kidnap a girl as she walked to school on Thursday morning.
ABC reports that according to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident took place at around 7:45 a.m., off of the 1700 block of Vineyard Avenue in Los Angeles. A young girl was almost to her school campus when a strange man attempted to grab her.
“A single suspect approached the victim as she was walking herself to school,” a statement by the police department read. “The victim then attempted to continue on her way to school, at which point, the suspect grabbed her backpack and said, ‘Let’s go.'”
The girl managed to slip out of her backpack and run into the Alta Loma Elementary School building, where she’s a student. The suspect fled south on Vineyard afterward.
The suspect is described as a black male between 30-35 years old, who stands between 6 feet 2 inches and 6 feet 4 inches tall. He has medium build and curly black hair with red tips. He was wearing a blue shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD Wilshire Division Robbery Detective D. Slater at 213-922-8217, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
[Featured Photo: LAPD]