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Santa Maria police searching for attempted kidnapping suspect

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 17:59:57-05

The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying an attempted kidnapping suspect.

On Nov. 11, police say officers responded to an attempted kidnapping call at around 4 p.m. in the 400 block of North Curryer Road near the Iglesia Monte Zion Church.

Police say the suspect jumped a fence into the victim's yard, brandished a handgun and demanded that the victim follow him. The victim did not comply and the suspect fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival.

A sketch of the man suspected of the attempted kidnapping can be viewed above. He was last seen wearing a red-colored sweatshirt, dark baseball cap, and black pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781 or call the tip line at 805-928-3781 x2677 (COPS).