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Westminster police look for man who tried to kidnap high school student

April 5, 2011 |  7:20 pm

Westminster  Suspect Westminster police are looking for a man who grabbed a La Quinta High School student and tried to force her into his car.

The 18-year-old student was walking alone Monday about 7:30 a.m. near Brookhurst Street and Bishop Place when she was grabbed from behind, the Westminster Police Department said.

She screamed and struggled as the man opened his car door and tried to push her inside.

The two tumbled to the ground, police said, and the student ran away.

“This incident has us very concerned due to the suspect’s aggressiveness,” Cpl. Van Woodson said in a statement.

The man is described as Latino, 30 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 with fluffy dark hair. He was wearing a dark hoody and dark jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (714) 547-3207.


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Photo: Sketch of the suspect. Credit: Westminster Police Department