A suspect is wanted for attempting to kidnap an infant and a toddler within 20 minutes of each other near Chevy Chase Drive on August 10th in Glendale.
According to the report, “The first incident occurred at 5:11pm at the intersection of Chevy Chase Drive and Adams Street.” During the incident, the suspect approached a mother walking her baby in a stroller. When the suspect approached the 14-month infant, the suspect said ‘Aren’t you cute,’ and removed the baby from the stroller.
The mother struggled with the suspect and was able to retrieve her baby back, who remained unharmed. The suspect immediately fled the scene in a compact white or silver car. The first three characters of the licence plate were possibly “7-H-Y”, said authorities.
From this incident, the suspect was described as a Hispanic female with short, thick hair and wearing heavy clothing.
A little over 20 minutes later, at 5:35 p.m. just outside of John Marshall Elementary school, another report of an attempted kidnapping occurred less than one mile away from the previous one. An 8-year-old boy was claiming that “a man dressed like a woman” was trying to steal his two-year-old brother.
The boy also stated that his mother was nearby and was able to disrupt the kidnapping attempt.
Once again, the suspect fled in a small, silver sedan.
The mother of the boys described the suspect as a man, or possibly a woman with a deep voice in his/her 40’s-50’s with “salt and pepper hair” and a stubbly beard. She also noted that the suspect wearing a grey shirt with a multi-colored design on the front.
Police believe that both incidents are in connection with the same suspect and are now coordinating with Glendale Unified School District officials to notify parents, the report stated.
“We have several crews working this investigation actively looking for surveillance footage, anything we can find that may give us a lead,” said Sgt. Robert William with the Glendale Police Department.
Anyone with further information is encouraged to call 818-548-4911.