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News Release

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Media Relations

West Valley Kidnap / Crime Against Child NR13400ne

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Sexual Assault Section is investigating a Kidnap / Crime Against Child that occurred in the West Valley Area.

On Monday, August 26, 2013, in the early hours near Miranda Street and Reseda Boulevard  an unknown male entered a residence through an open patio door and took a child from their bed.  The victim’s cries for help alerted the victim’s mother who ran outside and found the child in the near patio.

The suspect is described as an unknown male wearing a black and white mask, dark shirt, black and red pants and dark boots.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call 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.