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Riverside suspect tried to kidnap girl walking to school

A map indicates the location of an attempted kidnapping at Eucalyptus Avenue and Fifth Street in Riverside.

October 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Riverside police are asking for the public's help to track down a man they say tried to kidnap a girl walking to school.

Investigators say the man grabbed the girl from behind Monday morning at Eucalyptus Avenue and Fifth Street.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build, black hair, brown eyes with a full beard.

The student was able to get away. She ran to John W. North High School and reported the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at (951) 353-7125.