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Masked kidnap suspect sought in Granada Hills

The map indicates the location where a masked suspect attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl near Chatsworth Street and Aldea Avenue on Monday, April 16, 2012.

April 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a man who tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl in Granada Hills.

Authorities say the young girl was grabbed from behind while she was walking near Chatsworth Street and Aldea Avenue at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. The suspect began dragging the girl toward some bushes, but he fled when a passerby appeared.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with light brown eyes and a silver capped tooth. He was wearing some kind of mask during the time of the incident.

He's about 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a dirty long sleeved thermal shirt, jeans and black tennis shoes.

If you have any information that could help investigators, you're urged to contact LAPD Devonshire Division detectives at (818) 832-0609.