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News Release

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Media Relations

Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Attempt Child Kidnap Suspect


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying an attempt kidnap suspect in the area of Sun Valley Middle School .

On three separate occasions, three students in the area of Sun Valley Middle School were approached by a male Hispanic suspect. The suspect threatened the students with a knife and told them that he was going to hurt them if they didn't come with him.

All of the students were able to run from the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5'8 to 6'2" tall, with a shaved head, a small tuft of hair below his lower lip, and a tattoo on his neck in green writing. He also has acne and scars on both cheeks and a pierced upper left ear with a diamond stud.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a newer model red family type van with an Aztec medallion sticker on the rear passenger window.

A crime alert bulletin with a composite drawing of the suspect and the vehicle medallion sticker is available and can be e-mailed upon request.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call North Hollywood Detectives at 818-623-4058 or 818-623-4016. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).