33-Year-Old male Arrested for Kidnapping a 5-year-old boy NR14090nv

February 28, 2014

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Division officers arrested 33-year-old Andron Gazarov, a residence from North Hollywood, for kidnapping a 5-year-old boy.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, around 3:50 p.m., the victim and a woman were walking in the area of Loyola Boulevard and Manchester Avenue, when he was suddenly snatched by Gazarov, who took off running with him.  A Good Samaritan saw the women running and screaming after Gazarov, at which time he stopped Gazarov and took the victim away from him.  LAPD, Pacific Division patrol officers responded and took Gazarov into custody.  The victim and the women were not physically injured during the incident.

Gazarov was booked for California Penal Code Section 208(B), Kidnapping.  LAPD, Pacific Division Detectives are handling the investigation.

If you have any questions, please contact LAPD Pacific Division Detectives at 310-600-2739.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.