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News Release

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Los Angeles: LAPD Devonshire Area Detectives are investigating the attempt kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Granada Hills.

On April 16, 2012, around 3:45 p.m., the young female was grabbed from behind while walking in the area of Chatsworth Street and Aldea Avenue in LAPD’s Devonshire area. A male suspect began to drag her toward some bushes. The masked suspect ran away from the scene on foot when a passerby appeared.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with light brown eyes and a silver capped tooth. He stands about six feet tall. He was last seen wearing a dirty long sleeve thermal, jeans and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Devonshire Division detectives at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.