Mike Madriaga 6:30 p.m., May 3
Attempted kidnapping in Encinitas
Sketches of three suspects released by Sheriff
Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for three men wanted related to an attempted kidnapping in Encinitas on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.
An unidentified 18 year-old female was walking north on the 500 block of Saxony Road around 3:30 Monday afternoon when she was approached by three men in an older black pickup with orange stripes. One of the three, possibly a teenager with a thin build, forced the victim into the truck, which was occupied by two other men.
The victim then proceeded to punch the driver and bite another one of her attackers, at which point they released her and she fled to a nearby residence seeking help.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department released the sketch below, along with the following descriptions:
“Suspect #1 - Hispanic Male Adult 25-35 years old – thin build Suspect #2 - Hispanic Male Adult 30-40 years old – heavy build Suspect #3 - Hispanic or White Male Juvenile – thin build”
Detective K. Stone of the Encinitas Sheriff's Station is heading up the investigation – tips can be made at (760) 966-3500 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to arrest.
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