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Vehicle sought in attempted kidnapping of Watsonville woman

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Watsonville Police are turning to the public for help finding a vehicle possibly linked to an attempted kidnapping of a 48-year-old Watsonville woman.

The victim was on an early morning jog in the area of Ohlone Parkway and Yarro Court on Sunday when she says the suspect, a man in his 20s, approached her and asked multiple times if he could speak with her.

The victim says she ignored the man and ran away from him. She says the suspect then chased after her and began pulling her into a gray sedan. While the suspect pulled the victim in, she began to honk the car horn to draw attention and wake the neighbors.

The victim was able to get away and run across the street to ask for help.

Officials have released a vehicle of interest they say is likely involved in this attempted kidnapping.

Detectives investigate attempted kidnapping

Watsonville Police Detectives are asking for the community’s help in locating a gray sedan possibly linked in the attempted kidnapping of a 48-year-old Watsonville woman.The victim was on an early morning jog in the area of Ohlone Parkway and Yarro Court on Sunday when the suspect, a man in his 20s, approached her and asked multiple times if he could speak to her.The victim ignored the man and ran away from him. The suspect then chased after her and began pulling her into a gray sedan. While the suspect pulled the victim in, she began to honk the car horn in an attempt to draw attention and wake the neighbors.Fortunately, the victim was able to get away and run across the street to ask for help.The video below depicts a vehicle of interest likely involved in this attempted kidnapping.Our detectives continue to gather surveillance footage from homes and businesses along Ohlone Parkway to get a better description of the suspect and his vehicle. Officers have also been canvassing the area since the case was first reported.The victim describes the suspect as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, medium build, 5-foot-10-inches tall, wearing a white hooded sweater with blue, red and black stripes across the front.We have no other reports of similar activity happening in the city.So here’s how you can help- if you have exterior cameras facing Ohlone Parkway, please review your surveillance video from Sunday (02/09/2020) between the hours of 5:54 a.m. to 6 a.m. If you spot a gray sedan in your footage, which you believe is connected to this case or if you have any information, please call Detective Nelson Hernandez at 831-768-3358.http://bit.ly/37tGnXYESPAÑOLDetectives están pidiendo la ayuda de la comunidad en localizar un sedán gris posiblemente vinculado en el intento de secuestro de una mujer de Watsonville de 48 años de edad.La víctima estaba corriendo muy temprano en la mañana por el área de Ohlone Parkway y Yarro Court el domingo cuando el sospechoso, un hombre de unos 20 años, se acercó a ella y le preguntó varias veces si podía hablar con ella.La señora ignoró al hombre y se echó a correr. El sospechoso la persiguió y comenzó a jalarla hacia el interior del sedán gris. En lo que sospechoso intentaba forzar a la víctima dentro del auto, la señora comenzó a sonar el claxon del auto en un intento de llamar la atención y despertar a los vecinos.Afortunadamente, la víctima logró escapar y corrió para pedir ayuda.El siguiente video muestra un vehículo de interés posiblemente involucrado en este intento de secuestro.Nuestros detectives continúan recolectando video de vigilancia de residencias y negocios a lo largo de Ohlone Parkway para obtener una mejor descripción del sospechoso y su vehículo. Oficiales también han estado patrullando la zona desde que el incidente fue reportado.La víctima describe al sospechoso como un hombre hispano de unos 20 años, estructura mediana, 5 pies 10 pulgadas de altura, usando un suéter blanco con capucha y con rayas azules, rojas y negras en la parte delantera.No tenemos otros reportes sobre actividad similar ocurriendo en la ciudad.De esta forma usted nos puede ayudar- si tiene cámaras exteriores frente a Ohlone Parkway, por favor revise su video de vigilancia del domingo (02/09/2020) entre las 5:54 a.m. y las 6 a.m. Si ve un sedán gris en su video que podría estar conectado a este incidente o si tiene información sobre este caso, llame al Detective Nelson Hernández al 831-768-3358.http://bit.ly/2SK1wYn

Posted by Watsonville Police Department on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Watsonville detectives continue to gather surveillance footage from homes and businesses along Ohlone Parkway to get a better description of the suspect and his vehicle. Officers have also been canvassing the area since the case was first reported.

The victim describes the suspect as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, medium build, 5-foot-10-inches tall, wearing a white hooded sweater with blue, red and black stripes across the front.

The PD says have no other reports of similar activity happening in the city.

If you have exterior cameras facing Ohlone Parkway, you are asked to review your surveillance video from Sunday (02/09/2020) between the hours of 5:54 a.m. to 6 a.m. If you spot a gray sedan in your footage, which you believe is connected to this case or if you have any information, please call Detective Nelson Hernandez at 831-768-3358.

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