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Man sought in attempted kidnapping of girl, 13, Simi Valley police say
Man sought in attempted kidnapping of girl, 13, Simi Valley police say
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Police have asked for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl after they disembarked from a city bus in Simi Valley. (Simi Valley Police Department)
By Christina Salvo and ABC7.com staff
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:35PM
Police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl after she got off a city bus in Simi Valley.

According to a news release from the Simi Valley Police Department, the victim boarded the bus at about 3:45 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Tapo Street and Township Avenue.

Some 15 minutes later, the bus stopped at Stearns and Cochran streets, and both the girl and a man in his 30s exited the vehicle, authorities said.

“While the female juvenile was walking toward her home, the male suspect grabbed her and tried to force her to come with him,” the statement said. He released her when a motorist honked a horn at him.

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