Police Release Sketch of Jamul Attempted Kidnapper

The Sheriff's Department have released the sketch of a man who they say attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl near her Jamul school. The attempted abduction happened at about 3:50p.m. Tuesday near the Jamul Primary School on Lyons Valley Road, said Sgt. Karla Menzies of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

While on a nearby dirt trail, the girl was approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male. The child was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to an arm, Menzies said. 

Deputies searched the area, but did not locate any suspects or evidence. Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week, Menzies said. "The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the sheriff's department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their normally scheduled time,'' she said. The suspect was wearing a hoodie and had a scar under one of his eyes.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest. 

Photo Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department