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March 31, 2015 > Kidnapping suspect sought

Kidnapping suspect sought

Submitted By Sgt. Ryan Cantrell, Hayward PD

On Friday, March 27th, 2015, the Hayward Police Department received a 911 call regarding a female who had been kidnapped near the area of Walpert Street and Fletcher Lane.

The 16 year old female victim described to investigators that she was walking home from Hayward High School between 3:45 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. She was suddenly grabbed by a male and pulled into the back seat of a white 4 door vehicle. The victim indicated that the suspect was armed with a handgun and a struggle ensued. She was able to fight off the suspect and got out of the vehicle. She then escaped to her residence a short distance away and reported the incident to her parents who later called 911. The victim was not injured in this incident.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic or East Indian male, early to mid-20Õs, 5Õ-6Ó to 5Õ7Ó, thin build, short dark colored hair, a thinly manicured beard and goatee (no mustache). The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt (with the letter ÒAÓ and other unknown writing on the front), black shorts and brown leather woven sandals. The suspectÕs vehicle was described by witnesses as a white 4-door vehicle similar to a Toyota Prius or Chevrolet Volt.

Detectives are currently investigating the possibility of this suspect being involved in two prior incidents reported over the past 6 weeks in the area of Tennyson High School.

Anyone with information to this incident is encouraged to contact Inspector John Lage at (510) 293-7034.

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