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East County News Service

October 4, 2015 (Spring Valley ) – Two men in a white sedan attempted to kidnap a woman who was walking on the sidewalk near the 900 block of Gillespie Drive in Spring Valley on October 3rd at 5:15 p.m. 

One suspect is described as a black man 20-25 years old with a shaved head, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds. The second suspect is a male of unknown race.  The vehicle, a white sedan, may possibly be a Chevrolet Impala and had black windows.

According  to Sergeant Pat McEvoy with the San Diego Sheriff, the vehicle pulled alongside the woman and stopped.  “Two male suspects got out of the car and attempted to force the woman into their vehicle,” he said.  “The woman fought back against the suspects and they were unsuccessful in kidnapping her.”  The suspects forcibly removed the victim’s purse and fled north on Gillespie Drive near Orville Street.

 The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information on the suspects or their vehicle contact the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station at (619)660-7090. Anyone with information about this case can also call the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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