Suspect sought in El Sobrante attempted kidnapping

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The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl in El Sobrante on Tuesday. 

Sheriff’s officials said the attempted kidnapping occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 3600 block of San Pablo Dam Road. A 12-year-old girl was sitting on a bench when an older man sat next to her and allegedly offered her money to leave with him. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the girl walked away and a bystander called authorities. 

The suspect is described as a black man between 45-55 years old with a medium build. He was wearing a hooded Gap sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He was seen driving a white sedan. 

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (925) 646-2441. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call (866) 846-3592.

Reporting provided by Bay City News.

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