Police searching for suspect in attempted Cypress Park kidnapping*

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


  1. Scary shit. I’m glad the girl got away. I used to work with youth in the Norttheast, they already got to worry about enough without some bullshit like this happening.

  2. Breeanna Guzman disappeared while walking to a pharmacy near her home at Humboldt and Ave 26, the same area and a similarly less-than-busy stretch of road near the 5 and 110.

  3. could this be connected to the guzman case ??

  4. I used to live right by there and walked all the time. Neighbors, be on the lookout and keep each other safe!

  5. Wtf…i live Here in Cypress, n this sh!tt is happening? Need to move outta here asap!

  6. Humbolt is hardly used but Ave 26 is real busy,one of a few streets that connect Cypress Park to Lincoln Heights.

    They might be connected then again they might be random.

    I live in the area and I have never heard of such things from occurring. The area might not be the nicest but I think it’s safe.

    As for this female,who knows if she knew the guy or not,sounds weird to me since if she was going along Cypress Ave (very busy) then someone saw something.

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