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14-Year-Old Girl Escapes Redwood City Kidnap Attempt

REDWOOD CITY (BCN) - Redwood City police were searching for a man suspected of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon, police officials said.

The girl was walking in the 100 block of Arch Street at around 4:30 p.m. when a man drove his car into a driveway, blocking her path.

The suspect opened the door of his car, threatened the girl, and ordered her into his car, police said.

The girl refused and the suspect drove away. He was last seen driving eastbound on Hopkins Avenue.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s, with short gray hair and a heavyset build.

The man's car was described as a newer model, gray, four-door sedan, with dry cleaning hanging in the driver side rear window, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Redwood City police at (650) 780-7100.


CONTACT: Redwood City police (650) 780-7100


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