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Man attempts to snatch 9-yr-old Redlands girl

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a man who attempted to grab a 9-year-old Redlands girl as she walked home from school on Monday.The girl and her 7-year-old brother were walking near the intersection of Sixth Street and Colton Avenue around 2:30 p.m. when a man grabbed the girl by the shirt. Her brother was able to push the man away, and the two children ran home.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a gray backpack.

Redlands police believe the man is likely a transient. Officials combed the area where the girl was accosted, but they were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Redlands detectives at (909) 798-7671.