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Man reportedly tries to kidnap boy

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2012

SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz Police Department is looking for a man suspected of trying to lure an 11-year-old boy into his vehicle in Santa Cruz Monday afternoon.

According to police, the boy was walking in the 800 block of Walnut Street approximately 4:10 p.m. when an unknown male pulled up in a gray Toyota Tundra and asked the boy if he wanted a ride.

The man then repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused and ran to a nearby residence and called 911, police said.

The boy was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years old, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches. He is about 200 pounds, has black and silver hair, a mustache, and was wearing dark sunglasses.

The vehicle is described as an an early 2000 year model medium gray, 4-door, Toyota Tundra. The vehicle appeared to be faded and dirty. The vehicle was last seen in an unknown direction on Walnut Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Division at 420-5820, the anonymous tip line at 420-5995 or through the department’s mobile app. Tipsters may also leave an anonymous tip at www.santacruzpolice.com.

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