OAKLAND -- Police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the attempted-kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl Monday.
The girl was walking home from school alone at 4:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of 103rd Avenue, near Walnut Street, when police said a man grabbed her from behind and tried to force her into a red Dodge Ram pickup parked nearby.
Another man was in the driver's seat of the truck, police said. She told police she did not know either man. The girl struggled free, ran home and told her family, who called police.
The man who grabbed her is described as white, mid-to-late 20s, tall, about 140 to 150 pounds with a thin build, police said. He had shoulder-length blond 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 as the other suspect. He had a goatee and short, spiked, brown hair. Police do not have a sketch of the driver.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the suspects' arrests.
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 510-888-777 and include the words TipOakalndPD.
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