Composite of Attempt Kidnap Suspect Released

April 9, 2009

News conference

Thursday, April 9, 2009
4:00 PM

Northeast Area Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA  90065

Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District 4
Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Council District 13
Captain William Murphy, Northeast Area Commanding Officer
Northeast Robbery detectives are investigating the attempt kidnapping of a 14-year-old student from Thomas Starr King Middle School.  

On April 8, 2008, at around 7:00 a.m., the young female was walking to school on the 1100 block of Hoover Avenue in the East Hollywood area of Los Angeles. The suspect exited his vehicle and followed the victim.  The suspect grabbed her from behind and the victim yelled for help.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect’s hold and ran for safety.  She immediately notified school administrators who then called the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian male, 30-40 years of age.  He stands 5-6/5-7 and weighs approximately 130/140 lbs.   His car was described as a dark grey, 2008-2009, 2-door Honda Accord.

A composite drawing of the suspect will be made public during the news conference.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Northeast Robbery detectives at 213-847-4270.   After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to the Northeast Watch Commander at 213-485-2563, or a 24 hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or the texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters can also submit information on the LAPD website  All tips are anonymous.