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Update: Police Seek Man Who Tried to Kidnap Girl in NELA

A man with a pockmarked face tried to abduct a 16-year-old girl walking to school in Cypress Park.

Update: Police have issued a composite sketch of a man they are seeking in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Cypress Park Thursday morning.

Officer Daniel Rios of LAPD's Northeast Division said officers are still looking for the suspect in the kidnapping attempt that occurred at around 8 a.m. near Cypress Avenue and Silver Street.

Rios said the suspect was driving an older red work truck at the time. He added that the man was scratched in the face by the 16-year-old girl he attempted to kidnap.

"That should make him more recognizable," Rios said.

You can view the sketch above.

Officers said the would-be victim who alerted them to kidnapping was not injured.

"She escaped and she was the one who called police," Rios said.

Previously:

Los Angeles police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl walking to L.A. River High School in the area of Cypress Avenue and Silver Street on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported

The attempted kidnapper is described as a 25- to 30-year-old male Latino who is about 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 180 pounds. He is described as having brown eyes and acne or chicken pox scars on his face.

Read the full story at the Times.

Carlotta Valdez March 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Get off the Armenian thing.
Susan R March 17, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Would you be happier if I said he looked Mexican or Chinese? A description is only that. Get over it.
Susan R March 17, 2012 at 05:43 PM
The attempted kidnapper is described as a 25- to 30-year-old male Latino. Why not complain to LAPD that that they describe the guy as Latino?
Susan R March 17, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Carlotta needs to stop the personal attacks.
radko March 18, 2012 at 12:53 AM
He is a disturbed ugly dude whatever his ethnicity is.
Joe Walker March 18, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Susan, Racist comments speculating that the suspect in this alleged abduction is Armenian because it is near the Kia dealership is just insane. Why not speculate that the suspect is Greek because the hamburger stand across from Glendale Kia is owned by a family with that ethnic origin? You do nothing to elevate the discussion with your racist buzz words.
Susan R March 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
It really has nothing to do with the car dealership. It has only to do with the features of the face. Is that racist too? Only racist read racist into this. It has nothing to do with race.
Lois March 19, 2012 at 07:11 AM
A girl was nearly kidnapped !!! Eyes on the ball people ... Predators need to be taken off the street ... no matter what their ethnicity!!!
Susan R March 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Are people that lame? It may be important to know that the person may be something different than described. Based on facial features the guy may be a different ethnicity based only on the drawing. People need to stop calling me a racist. Police use descriptions of suspects including people's race. But yet police are not called racist. Maybe the police should also not have called the guy "latino". Call LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck and complain!! No more using race in describing a suspect. That is racist. 1-877-ASK-LAPD

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