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Attempted Kidnapping Investigation with Suspect Sketch

Published: 08/06/2019




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 6, 2019

 

CONTACT:

Officer Ryan J. Railsback

Public Information Officer  

Community Services Bureau

rrailsback@riversideca.gov

(951) 373-6032 (Media Contact)

 

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION WITH SUSPECT SKETCH

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Riverside Police Officers responded to a possible kidnapping attempt in the 6200 block of Rutland Avenue, located in the Arlanza neighborhood of Riverside.  A teenage girl was walking on the sidewalk when a Hispanic man approached her from a parked vehicle.  Moments later, the suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to force her into his vehicle, then struck her with a metal object.  She was able to fight off the suspect and run away.  The suspect then got in his vehicle and fled.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult in his 30’s, 5’5” tall with a thin build, dark or tan skin, round face, clean shaven, and last seen wearing a charcoal gray T-shirt, black jeans, and tan work boots.  (See Suspect Sketch)

He was seen driving away in a 2010 to 2013 white Toyota Tundra 4-door pickup, dark tinted windows, with unknown license plates.

If you recognize this suspect or suspect vehicle, or have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Christi Arnold at (951) 353-7945 or carnold@riversideca.gov, or Detective Brandi Merrill at (951) 353-7120 or bmerrill@riversideca.gov.  

Those wishing to remain anonymous can email rpdtips@riversideca.gov or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “SUBMIT A TIP” feature while referencing report number 190022446.

A video clip of the actual suspect vehicle can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNTGMoafMS8&feature=youtu.be.