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Girl, 11, reports attempted kidnapping in Roseville parking lot

Roseville police are investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping Monday night in a shopping center parking lot on Stanford Ranch Road.

Officers responded about 7 p.m. to the parking lot area between the Staples and Costco stores in the 6700 block of Stanford Ranch Road.

An 11-year-old girl reported that a man she didn’t know blindfolded her and walked her through the parking lot toward his dirty white panel van, according to a Police Department Facebook post. The girl was able to get away and told her parents about the incident.

Numerous officers searched the area but were unable to locate witnesses, surveillance video of the man or any other evidence of the incident, the news release said.

The girl described the man as white, in his 20s or 30s, with black hair and blue eyes, unshaven with short, dark facial hair and wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who was in the parking lot near the Costco, Staples or Sprouts stores about 7 p.m. Monday and saw anything that would assist in the investigation is asked to email Detective Kate Quartarolo at kquartarolo@roseville.ca.us.

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