APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find two men who tried to grab a woman as she was jogging in Apple Valley Friday morning.
Deputies were called to the 20000 block of Nisqually Road in Apple Valley at about 7:15 a.m. Friday on a report of an attempted kidnapping, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials.READ MORE: Several Injured In Fiery Crash Between Bus And Car In South LA
A 20-year-old woman who was jogging on Nisqually Road told deputies she saw a white Ford van occupied by two men parked on the north side of the street. As she passed by, the men got out and confronted her, with one man standing at the front as the second approached her, sheriff’s officials said.
The man who approached her asked her, “hey, where are you going,” as he grabbed her wrist and forced her toward the van, authorities said. She pulled away and escaped to a nearby residence and called 911.READ MORE: Butler Scores 26 points, Heat Hold Off Late Clippers Rally For 121-114 Victory
Sheriff’s officials say the suspects returned to their van and were last seen driving west on Nisqually Road.
Investigators say there have been similar reports in Victor Valley and the suspects may be targeting women who are out jogging in the early morning hours.MORE NEWS: Bridges, Hornets Hold Off Lakers To Earn 117-114 Victory
Anyone who believes they may be a victim or has information about the men’s identities can contact Deputy Alexander Pangburn at (760) 240-7400 ext. 7442 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.