City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100929-175
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stranger Danger

Police Warn of a Possible Child Abduction Attempt

The Sacramento Police Department wants to make the community aware of a suspicious man who reportedly tried to lure a young girl into his vehicle.

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, a 13-year-old girl was walking in the area of 39th Street and H Street when a vehicle pulled up next to her.  The male driver engaged the girl in conversation then opened the door to his car and demanded that she get in.  The girl yelled for help and ran away to safety.  The suspect then drove away.

The suspect was described as a male White adult in his 30's.  He had brown hair, brown eyes, and was clean shaven.  He was wearing a black shirt (possibly a tank-top) and had a large black tattoo on his right shoulder.  The vehicle he was driving was described as a light-colored 4-door hatchback.

At this point, investigators don't know exactly what this man's intentions were.  No other incidents of this nature have been recently reported in that area.

Parents are encouraged to talk with their children and discuss possible dangerous situations and how to avoid them.  Because education is a key factor in preventing crime, we provide crime prevention tips on our website; the more you know, the safer you'll be.  Please visit our website at www.sacpd.org and click on the "Be Safe" option to find out how to better protect you and your family.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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