RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Authorities are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a teen girl while trying to drag her into his truck in Riverside Tuesday morning.
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The victim was walking in the 6200 block of Rutland Avenue in the Arlanza neighborhood of Riverside between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when a Hispanic man approached her from a parked vehicle. Police said the suspect then tried to grab the girl and force her into his pickup truck.
While doing so, he also hit her with a metal object, police said.
The girl was able to fight the man off and run away. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck.READ MORE: Inside SoCal: 11/28 Wrap-Up
The suspect was described as in his 30s, 5-foot-5 with a thin build, dark or tan skin and a round clean-shaven face. He was last seen wearing a charcoal gray shirt, black jeans and tan work boots.
Police released surveillance video of the suspect’s vehicle, described as a 2010 to 2013 white Toyota Tundra 4-door pickup truck with dark tinted windows and unknown license plates.MORE NEWS: Sunday Expected To Be Busiest Travel Day Of Thanksgiving Season At LAX
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Christi Arnold at 951-353-7945 or Detective Brandi Merrill at 951-353-7120.