Man Sought for Attempted Kidnapping

11-year-old boy ran from suspect

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    This sketch released by the sheriff's department is how the suspect was described by the victim.

    Authorities are looking for suspect in an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy in Vista.

    The boy was walking home from Madison Middle School near 1601 S Melrose Dr. when he noticed a man following him, according to the sheriff’s department.

    After walking half a mile, the suspect allegedly chased the boy and grabbed his backpack. The boy then shook off his bag and continued to run.

    The man is described as 30-40 years old with a dark complexion. The Sheriff’s Department also said he has a normal build with a double chin.

    The suspect was also carrying a skateboard and wore dark jeans, a white long sleeve collared shirt with rainbow stripes, and black "baseball batting" gloves.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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