Man Sought for Attempted Kidnapping - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Sought for Attempted Kidnapping

11-year-old boy ran from suspect



    Man Sought for Attempted Kidnapping
    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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