POWAY—Three men in a white van allegedly attempted to kidnap two male juveniles as they were walking along a road in Poway, Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. in the 16400 block of Martincoit Road.
A white van occupied by the males, drove slowly behind a 12-year-old male juvenile and 9- year-old male juvenile as they were walking along Martincoit Road.
The van pulled up next to the juveniles as they were walking. The 12-year-old saw the front passenger was wearing a black ski mask and had the window down. The suspect was wearing the ski mask tried to grab the 12-year-old from the front window and yelled, “Get in the car”. The 12-year-old was able to get away and the van then sped away southbound on Martincoit. The juveniles ran to a nearby friend’s house and called 911. There were no witnesses and no one is in custody. The juveniles were not injured.
The front passenger wearing a ski mask was described as possibly a white male, having muscular hairy arms. The vehicle was described as an older model, dirty, white van with a noticeable dent over the rear passenger tire well of the vehicle. The juveniles said the van was occupied by three people but they were unable to provide further descriptions.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Sheriff’s Poway Station at (858) 513-2800.