Police Release Sketch of Suspect in San Ysidro Attempted Kidnapping

Suspect allegedly tried to kidnap a 15-year old girl in broad daylight

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) has released a sketch of a suspect wanted for an attempted kidnapping of a 15-year old girl in San Ysidro last week.

The incident happened Friday, May 20th around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Carmel Drive and Padre Tullio Drive, just east of Interstate 805.

SDPD says the victim noticed the driver in a red sedan closely following her as she was walking westbound on Mt. Carmel Drive.

She sped up and police say the driver also drove faster to keep up with her.

He then allegedly drove forward and blocked the intersection with his car to stop the victim. Then, he got out of the car, grabbed the victim by her arm and told her to get into his car.

Police say the victim pulled her arm away and escaped.

The suspect drove off southbound on Alaquinas Drive.

Police say the suspect is described to be around five feet six inches, about 35 to 40 years old, brown hair, brown eyes and walk with a limp.

His vehicle was described as a compact, four-door red sedan with a loud muffler.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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