SLO police search for suspect in attempted target kidnapping

Posted at 11:54 PM, Apr 17, 2018

San Luis Obispo Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman seen on surveillance camera allegedly trying to lure a 3-year-old boy out of Target Tuesday afternoon.

Officers got reports of the attempted kidnapping at approximately 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. A woman called, saying the woman tried to take her son’s hand and take him out of the store. When the mother stepped in, the woman allegedly began mumbling and left the store without incident.

Police said surveillance video from the store confirms that the woman tried to contact the boy.

Anyone with information on the incident or the woman pictured is asked to call investigators at (805) 594-8067.

Woman pictured allegedly trying to lure child out of Target