Whittier woman escapes attempted kidnapping

Authorities are looking for the person who attempted to kidnap a woman on Sunday afternoon in Whittier.

It took place about 2:00 p.m. allegedly in the 10500 block of First Avenue.

The 35-year-old lady told police that as a white van came up next to her, a man stepped out and attempted to grab her and drag her inside while she was still on the sidewalk. The woman managed to escape and flee for assistance to a neighbouring shopping centre.

The woman wasn’t hurt, according to the police.

Three males are said to be inside the white van that serves as the suspect vehicle. It was last spotted travelling first Avenue north, then Whittier Boulevard east.

Call 911 right away if you see any unusual activity in the neighbourhood involving a white van.

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