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Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping in Chatsworth

Police Tuesday were investigating a possible kidnapping of a woman who was seen screaming in a car in Chatsworth.

Officers responded about 3:45 p.m. Sunday to the area of DeSoto Avenue and Devonshire Street and learned a woman who appeared to be in distress was spotted in the back of a car, screaming and banging on the vehicle's rear passenger-side window, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"The car continued northbound on De Soto Avenue, out of sight from witnesses,'' according to a police statement.

The woman was described as in her late 20s or early 30s with dark hair that was tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a back sweatshirt.

The suspects were described only as males. It is unclear how many were seen.

The car was described as a gold, early 2000s four-door Honda Accord with a rear passenger window smashed out.

"The suspects are still outstanding and victim has not been located,'' police said.

Anyone with information that could aid the investigation was urged to call the LAPD's Devonshire Station at (818) 832-0609 to speak with Detective Scheff. After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

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