Police are seeking a man who attempted to drag a girl into his pick up truck as she walked to school along a Cypress Park street. The 16-year-old girl was grabbed near Silver Street and Cypress Avenue at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 by a suspect who had been waiting near a pick up truck, said Lt. Steven Flores with the LAPD Northeast Division. “The victim fought to pull away and ran to school,” said Flores in an email. Flores provided more details about the suspect and his vehicle:
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5’7″, 180 lbs., 25-30 years, brown eyes. The suspect may have acne or chicken pox scars on his face. Vehicle is a Toyota style pickup with faded red paint. Unknown metal objects loaded in the rear of the truck. The suspect is a stranger unknown to the victim.
Police have scheduled a Friday morning press conference to provide more details.
* Update on Friday, March 16: Police release sketch of suspect in attempted Cypress Park kidnapping. The Eastsider