Help Find Man Who Tried Kidnapping A San Diego Toddler In The Morena Area

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for an attempt kidnapping in San Diego.

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4:29 p.m. the victim’s mother was taking her 3 year old daughter for a walk in her wagon on the south sidewalk of 5100 Savannah Street. A Hispanic male parked his vehicle in the street facing east. The suspect exited his vehicle and left it running. Upon exiting, the suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to grab and take the daughter out of the wagon.

The victim’s mother heard her daughter whine and struggle. The victim’s mother immediately confronted the suspect, striking him numerous times in the face.

The suspect released the child, ran to his vehicle and fled east on Savannah Street, south on Cushman and then west on Morena Boulevard.

The victim’s mother described the suspect vehicle as an older silver or gray Honda Civic or similar vehicle with Baja (Mexico) license plates.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 21-25 years old, 5’4 – 5’5, 125 – 140 pounds, thin build with dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt with black print on the chest, dark jeans and blue high-top sneakers.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Western division at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.

Sketch Credit: SDPD

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