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Have you seen this man? Suspect attempts to kidnap little girl on her way to elementary school

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.'”

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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.

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[Featured Photo: LAPD]