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Teenage boy evades abduction by man in Canyon Country

November 16, 2011 |  2:10 pm

Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man attempted to kidnap a boy in Canyon Country. Source: Google MapsA man in a compact car attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old boy as the child walked to school in Canyon Country on Wednesday morning, but the teenager was able to escape, authorities said.

The boy told investigators that a man in his late 30s approached him on foot as he was walking to school shortly before 7 a.m. on Camp Plenty Road north of Soledad Canyon Road, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Low.

"The suspect reached toward the victim, and the victim ran," Low said. "The suspect chased the victim a short distance and left in an unknown direction."

The teenager dashed into Sierra Vista Junior High School and told campus personnel what happened. Deputies went to the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation, but did not find the suspect. Investigators said the boy described the man as in his late 30s, driving a compact car.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Department at (661) 255-1121.

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man attempted to kidnap a boy in Canyon Country. Source: Google Maps

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