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Girl Escapes From Would-Be Kidnapper In Moreno Valley

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(credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

(credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.)

MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — Authorities are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a young girl as she was sitting on her bicycle in the 13000 block of Wichita Way.

The attempted abduction took place around 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 10 when the man grabbed the child, according to the Moreno Valley Police Department.

The girl was able to escape and the suspect, who was described as a six-foot-tall black adult with a light complexion, ran away. He’s believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

The Moreno Valley Police Department is reminding parents and children to be vigilant and not to speak to or accept anything from stranger.

Any suspicious behavior or activity should be reported to the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951)247-8700. Anyone with information about the crime was asked to contact Det. Tinker at the Moreno Valley Police Department at the same number.

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