12-Year-Old Escapes Kidnappers After Being Taken From Whittier Home


Police are asking for the public's help to find two men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from in front of her home in Whittier on Monday morning. 

The 12-year-old was kidnapped from her resident in the 13400 block of Franklin Street around 9:30 am on Monday after a man grabbed her and put her in a car the Whittier Police Department said in a release. Her parents said that the man covered the girl's mouth while playing in her front yard on Monday morning. The family said one of the men told their daughter she was "pretty" and would never see her parents again. 

Police say the girl saw a second man inside the vehicle while they drove a few blocks to the 13200 block of Dittmar Avenue. When the kidnappers pulled over and got out of the car, the 12-year-old managed to escape the vehicle, running to a nearby adult for help. 

The girl was not injured during the kidnapping. 

The car the suspects used is described as a 2000-model, green four-door Chevy Malibu (or similar). The first suspect who grabbed the girl is described as a male Hispanic in his 20's with black hair and a beard. According to the description released by police, he had a shaved line across his left eyebrow and was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. 

The second suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 30's with a shaved head and wearing a white tank top, tan pants and a 'dragon' tattoo on his right bicep. 

Police are asking the public that if they have any information about the case, they should contact the Whittier on duty watch commander at (562) 567-9255 or our Crime Tipline at (562) 567-9299. 


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