Feb 13, 2013 3:52 AM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Police: Man tries to drag girl into van Tuesday night

The Santa Maria Police Department is looking for a man who tried to kidnap a girl in Santa Maria Tuesday night.

It happened around 7:22 p.m. in the 300 block of West Park Street.

Officers say the victim from Santa Maria was walking on West Park Street when a man in a large white van got out and tried to drag her inside as she was walking past it.

After a struggle, the victim was able to get away and run for help.

The attempted kidnapper left the area before police arrived.

He is described as a Hispanic male between 40 and 50-years-old, 5'5'' and about 230 pounds.

They say he is clean shaven, has short black hair and was wearing a white tank top.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Santa Maria Police Department at (805) 928-3781 ext. 277.



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