OAKLAND -- Two men are being sought by police for trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl Monday afternoon as she walked alone on an East Oakland street.

The girl was able to struggle free and run home.

The attempted abduction happened about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of 103rd Avenue.

Police said the girl was approached from behind by one of the suspects who grabbed her and tried to pull her to a red pickup truck parked nearby driven by another man.

The girl struggled, escaped and ran home. She told police she did not know either man.

The man who grabbed her is described as white, mid to late 20s, tall, about 140 to 150 pounds with a thin build. He had shoulder length blonde hair and was clean shaven. He wore a white T-shirt, black pants and brown work shoes.

The driver was described as white, with the same general characteristics and the other suspect. He had a goatee and short brown spiked hair.

The truck was a two-door red pickup with an extended cab, about a 2000 year model. It was said to be in clean condition with possibly a gray interior.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3641 or a tip line at 510-637-0298. Tips can also be sent anonymously via text message. Text to 888-777 and include the words TipOakalndPD.



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