Santa Ana Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnapping, Still Seek Accomplice

The 15-year-old victim managed to escape and identify the suspect in the field, police said.

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:45 AM PDT
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Santa Ana police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl on her way to school, while an alleged getaway driver was still on the loose. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on April 24, 2013.

Vikki Vargas

Santa Ana police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl on her way to school, while an alleged getaway driver was still on the loose. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on April 24, 2013.

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Santa Ana police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of jumping out of a car "wearing gloves and holding a rag in one hand" and trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl on her way to school, and were seeking a possible accomplice.

The suspect, 28-year-old Moises Rendon of Santa Ana, attacked the girl about 8:25 a.m. at 1250 S. Sullivan Street (map) as the girl was on her way to Valley High School, according to a Santa Ana Police Department statement.

After the girl escaped, Rendon got back into the car, a red Toyota Carolla with a rear spoiler, and left the area with a driver, the statement said.

Police arrived at the scene and witnesses reported details about the suspect and his vehicle, the according to the statement. Officers traced Rendon to a home two blocks away, and the victim positively identified him at the scene, the statement said.

The driver of the car, however, was not described and was still on the loose, police said.

Anyone with information can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or 855-847-6226.


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