In Southern California, the Los Angeles Police Department’s detectives are asking the public to assist in providing any crucial information that could lead to the possible identification and arrest of a kidnap suspect.
Yesterday on July 5, 2017, at around noon, in the 15000 block of El Cajon Street, Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division officers responded to a call about a kidnapping situation.
Police released a video of the kidnapping which shows the victim talking with a larger sized overweight male. He was driving a light blue Chrysler minivan, which police say is possibly a Town and Country Van and was parked on the curb next to the victim.
In the footage, you can see female attempts to walk away, but the male then decided to follow her. He opens the sliding door of the van as he continues to talk to her. The male suspect then grabs the victim by the hair and forcibly throws her inside the van.
Her attempts to escape fail as he pushes her back inside before accessing the driver’s seat and driving away with the victim still inside the van.
The female victim appears to be Hispanic, with long black hair, around 25 to 35 years old. The male is about 250 pounds, and around 30 to 35 years old. He is seen wearing a baseball cap that is turned backward.
If anyone has possible information that could identify the suspect or the victim contact the LAPD Mission Division at 1-818-838-9800 and during non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247.
If you prefer to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”