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Riverside Police Are Attempting to Identify Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

Riverside Police Are Attempting to Identify Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Authorities are attempting to identify a male subject who allegedly attempted to kidnap an Arlington High School student on Thursday morning.

At around 7:45 a.m. the female student was walking to school on Jackson Street near Saguaro Road. As she walked a male subject came up behind her and told her to go with him and made threats to harm her if she did not or if she attempted to get away. The victim backed away and fled south on Jackson Street toward Lincoln Avenue. She got to school safely and notified school staff and the Riverside Police Department School Resource Officer assigned to Arlington High School.

The student assisted a sketch artist with details about how the suspect looked in order to create a sketch of the suspect. The suspect was described as a Black male adult between 20 and 30-years-old, skinny build, between 5’6” to 5’8” tall, and had a small tattoo under his right eye that could have been a teardrop. He also had some other type of tattooing on his right cheek but it is unknown what it may have been. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue camouflage style jacket, dark jeans, and a dark colored beanie cap.

This investigation is ongoing and there are no other details available at this time.The Riverside Unified School District and Riverside Police Department are working to take any additional safety measures while the incident is being investigated.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact School Resource Officer Ian Crocker at (951) 353-7947 or icrocker@riversideca.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email rpdtips@riversideca.gov or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing incident number 190001791.

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