Man attempts to grab 12-year-old girl at Bristol and Foothill roads in Ojai on March 4

3 7 22 Sheriff Badge sm 300x300 copyA male passenger in a vehicle attempted to grab a 12-year-old girl by her backpack as she walked in the area of Bristol and Foothill roads in Ojai on Thursday, March 4, according to a press release issued by the Ojai Police Department on Monday, March 7.

The girl fought back and fled the area, according to the written statement from the Sheriff's Office. The suspects were reported to be driving an older model, white-colored compact sedan with scratches near the passenger-side headlight.

Ojai Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and suspects. The man who tried to grab the girl is described as having a dark complexion, brown spiky hair and brown eyes.

The department requests that if any residents in the area have cameras or other surveillance that may have captured the incident to contact Det. Gunnar Dike at 805-646-1414 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Ojai Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious people and vehicles, and to promptly report any crime they come across by calling 911.




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