Sacramento County sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of kidnapping.
The suspect is believed to have tried to kidnap a 17-year-old girl Dec. 23 as she was retrieving items out of a car parked outside a home in the 8000 block of Lemas Road in the Florin area.
The man, a stranger to the victim, pulled up in a white, early 2000s four-door Jeep Cherokee with unknown license plates and forced the girl inside of the vehicle and drove away, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim was able to escape by jumping from the moving vehicle. She suffered minor to moderate injuries that needed medical attention, sheriff’s officials said.
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The man is described as a black adult in his late 20s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 200 to 210 pounds, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He had straight hair pulled back and was muscular. With the help of the victim, a forensic artist recently drew a composite sketch of the suspect.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or the crime is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.