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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Person of interest sought in attempted kidnap of 2 young girls
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Deputies said this man is a person of interest in an attempted kidnapping in the 15100 block of Cranbrook Avenue in Unincorporated Gardena on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Deputies are asking the public for tips about a person of interest in the attempted kidnapping of two young girls from their home in unincorporated Gardena.

Officials said a man entered a home in the 15100 block of Cranbrook Avenue on Nov. 24 at about 7 p.m.

Deputies said the suspect attempted to kidnap two girls, ages 2 and 7.

The suspect carried both girls from the home and tried to put them in a dark-colored SUV parked on the street, according to deputies.

That's when officials said the 7-year-old girl was able to get away.

Deputies said the man set the 2-year-old girl on the ground, and then both girls ran back into their home screaming.

The mother of the girls then called 911.

The person of interest is described as a man approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing dark blue pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a white hat.

Anyone with information that can help investigators is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (323) 820-6700.

Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.