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On two separate occasions, the suspect tried to kidnap females. On both attempts the victims were able to get away without being harmed.
On Sunday, March 19, 2006, at approximately 12:50 a.m., in the area of Orange Avenue and South Street, a 17-year-old female was walking in the area and was approached by a male in a car. The male suspect offered the female a ride, which she refused. The suspect then threatened to shoot the victim if she didnít comply and the suspect grabbed the victimís jacket and the victim was able to break free of the jacket and run.
On March 20, 2006, at approximately 12:30 a.m., in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and the 91 Freeway, a 20 year-old-female was walking on Long Beach Boulevard, when a suspect also approached her. The suspect got out of his car, approached the victim and again threatened to shoot the victim if she didnít comply. This victim was able to run from the suspect without being harmed.
The suspect in both cases is described as a male Hispanic, in his 20ís, 5í5Ē to 5í8Ē in height, and weight from 160 to 180 pounds. The suspect vehicle has been described as a faded blue four-door sedan.
Detectives are still looking into whether the same suspect committed both crimes, however there are similarities in both cases. This suspect is considered dangerous and should not be approached.
The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind the public to take the following precautions when out at night:
- Be extra vigilant of your surroundings when walking alone.
- Always try to walk with someone else.
- Walk along well-lighted streets.
- If approached, scream for help and develop a good mental picture of the suspect, so you can provide a good suspect description to the police.
Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the Sex Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7368.
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