NORTH TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Deputies Wednesday released a sketch of a man who attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl near Utt Middle School.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the victim was walking her dog alone near Salt Air Drive and Simon Ranch Road when a man pulled alongside her in his van, and attempted to lure her inside the vehicle, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors
A preliminary investigation revealed he first asked if the victim needed help with her dog. However, when she refused, the suspect demanded that she get into the vehicle.
Deputies said the victim refused for a second time, and ran home from the area.
The suspect was last seen driving southbound on Browning Avenue from Salt Air Drive towards Irvine Boulevard.READ MORE: Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%
Detectives described the driver as a Hispanic man who is around 30-years-old and has a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a blue windbreaker with a zipper and sunglasses.
The vehicle was described as a white box van, possibly an early 2000 Chevy Astro, that has the logo “Quick Clean” and a recyclable water symbol with a blue rain drop on both sides.
Authorities said lettering of the logo is peeling away form the van. No license plate information is available at this time.MORE NEWS: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
Anyone with additional information regarding additional victims is urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7060 or (714) 647-7000.