Los Angeles: The Los
Angeles Police Department Detectives from Wilshire Division
released a crime scene sketch illustrating the suspect of a brazen
daytime attempted kidnap of a school girl outside of her elementary
On Thursday, April 25, 2019 at approximately 7:45 a.m., a single
suspect approached the victim as she was walking herself to school
in the 1700 block of Vineyard Avenue.
The suspect stood directly behind the victim, causing her to turn.
The victim then attempted to continue on her way to school, at
which point, the suspect grabbed her backpack and said, “Let’s Go”.
The victim managed to slip out of her backpack and run into the
school grounds where she observed the suspect running south bound
on Vineyard and out of sight.
Once notified, school staff attempted to check the area for the
suspect but were unable to locate the suspect at the time.
The Suspect is described as a male Black, between 30-35 years-old.
He stands approximately 6’02”-6′-04″ tall with a medium build. The
suspect was described as having curly black hair with red tips, and
wearing a blue shirt and black pants.
Officers have not yet been able to recover any video footage,
however a criminologist responded and created a rendering, with
assistance from the victim. Anyone with information on this crime
is urged to call Wilshire Robbery Detective D. Slater at
213-922-8217. During non-business hours or on the 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click
on “webtips” and follow the prompts.