Stranger Orders Boy Into Van: PD

The attempted kidnapping happened in the City Heights area just before 7 p.m. Thursday

San Diego police are looking for a man accused of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy in City Heights, demanding that the boy get into his van.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the attempted kidnapping happened Thursday just before 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of Mississippi Street.

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The boy was riding his bike when a van drove up and stopped in front of him. The driver got out and started to open the sliding side door.

The driver then allegedly told the boy to get into the van, investigators said.

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The boy was able to escape on his bike without further incident and made it home safely.

He told police the suspect was wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing. His van was described as a black 1990s Plymouth Voyager, similar to the van in the photograph above. The paint on the vehicle
was old and oxidized and the rear windows were blacked out.

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The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the SDPD.

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