Ventura sheriff’s deputies investigating possible attempted kidnapping in Camarillo

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl in Camarillo.

On Friday, sheriff’s deputies responded to a store on the 300 block of Arneill Road after the girl reported being approached and grabbed by a woman in a vehicle.

The girl was walking on Barry Street at North Glenn Drive when she was approached by a blue/gray SUV, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The woman sitting in the front seat started talking to the girl. She told her to come up to the vehicle.

The woman grabbed the girl’s hand and forced her to get in the car. The girl struggled but was able pull away and ran from the area.

Investigators identified the suspect vehicle to be a Cadillac or GMC SUV, 2020 or later, with Michigan plates.

According to reports, the driver of the vehicle was described as a Hispanic man with a thick beard and dark hair. The woman who grabbed and held the girl is thought to be a Hispanic woman aged 40-50 with black hair. She was wearing a black shirt. The third passenger in the SUV’s rear seat was described as a white-shirted man.

Anybody with information regarding the attempted kidnapping should contact Detective Frank Corona, Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5114. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is contracted to serve as the city of Camarillo’s police department.


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