Man Sought in Attempted Kidnapping of Girl in Azusa

The girl was playing outside with a friend when a man grabbed her by the hair and tried to drag her away, police said

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    A girl was playing with her friend outside her home when a man grabbed her by the hair and tried to drag her away, police said. Beverly White reports from Azusa for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, June 2, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    Police were searching for a man who apparently attempted to kidnap a 5-year-old girl as she played outside her home in Azusa on Monday night.

    The girl was playing with a friend about 8:30 p.m. outside an apartment complex in the 500 block of Gladstone Street when a man grabbed her by the hair and tried to drag her away, the Azusa Police Department said.

    The mother, who had turned away for a moment from watching her daughter, heard screaming, turned back and saw a man pulling the girl by the shirt. The woman yelled and chased off the man.

    The girl was not hurt.

    Police were checking to see if surveillance cameras may have captured the incident.

    The attacker was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5 foot 4 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He had a bald head and was wearing a short-sleeve collared shirt with a blue- and red-stripe design and blue jean shorts.

    Anyone with information was asked to contact the Azusa police.

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