Pinole Boy Evades Kidnapper

Police are asking the public for help in finding the suspect

A Pinole boy with quick thinking and quick feet escaped from a potential kidnapper on Friday.

Pinole police are seeking the public's help in finding a suspect who allegedly tried to lure the 12-year-old boy into his car as the boy walked home from school.

At about 1:50 p.m. on Friday the boy was walking home in the area of Nob Hill Avenue and Patrick Drive when he noticed a woman driving in a red car with a male suspect in the passenger seat, police said.

The woman stopped the car near the intersection and the male suspect got out and walked to an older model white four-door sedan, according to police.

The man pulled a large, gray bag out of the white car, and approached the student, police said.

According to police, the man said to the student: "Kidnap. Get in my car. Everything will be fine."

The boy then ran away and hid in some bushes, staying there until he saw the man drive by in the white car, police said.

Police described the suspect as a white male about 35 years old, standing 6 feet tall, with a large build, a black beard and wearing white framed prescription glasses. There was no description of the female.

Pinole police are asking anyone with information about the man to contact them at (510) 724-8950.

— Bay City News contributed to this report


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