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Boyle Heights attempted kidnapping suspect sought

Police released a sketch of a suspect who tried to kidnap a teenage girl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

April 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for the suspect in an attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Boyle Heights.

The alleged incident happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday on the 1900 block of East 4th Street as the girl walked home from school.

The girl said the man repeatedly asked her if she needed a ride home. When she told him to leave her alone, he tried to force her into his car. She fought him off and ran for help. The victim sustained bruises on her shoulder and legs.

The suspect was described as a White or Hispanic man, between 35 to 45 years old, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall. He had short hair and a tattoo of possibly a dragon or snake on his left forearm. He was driving a black four-door sedan with a peace symbol on the hood.

Anyone with information on the attempted kidnapping was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.