Video: Man attempted to kidnap teenager in Albany


(BCN) – An attempted kidnapping took place Saturday night in Albany, police said Sunday.

Officers responded at about 11:10 p.m. to reports that a teenage girl was nearly kidnapped near the intersection of Sonoma Avenue and Neilson Street, according to police.

A man attempted to physically force the girl into a parked truck as she walked by, police said.

The youth physically resisted and the suspect left the area in the truck with another person, according to police.

Neighbors called police after hearing the noise from the struggle, police said.

The suspect is being described as a Hispanic man about 40 to 45 years old with a medium build, according to police. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with short dark hair and short stubble on his face, police said.

The suspect’s vehicle is a well-maintained white pickup truck with some items in the bed, according to police.

Officers are interviewing witnesses and working to identify the suspect and vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call Albany police at (510) 525-7300.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tracking COVID-19 in the Bay Area

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News