A Southern California girl is feeling lucky to be with her family after two men allegedly snatched her from the front of her home Monday.
Whittier Police say the unnamed 12-year-old was grabbed and placed inside a green 2000 Chevy sedan on Monday.
The girl was then driven a few blocks away from her home as she says the men told her she would never see her family again.
“[One of the suspects] started touching her face and telling her she was very pretty and that she was never going to see her family again. She was just quiet and then he kind of tried to start touching her in her upper body,” according to one of the girl’s parents.
But then the girl says the men stopped and exited the vehicle. While they were away, the victim was able to flee.
While on her way to her grandmother’s nearby home, the girl’s parents say she was spotted by a family member, who picked her up.
While their daughter is now safe, her parents say they’re still reeling from the traumatic experience — and the girl’s lucky escape.
Even more chilling is the fact that the girl says she recognized the men from outside her school, where she saw them talking to young girls.
The younger suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s with black hair and a beard. He had a shaved line across his left eyebrow and was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, cops say.
The other suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male in his 30’s with a shaved head. He was seen wearing a white tank top and tan pants while sporting a dragon tattoo on his right bicep.
If you have any information about this case, the Whittier Police ask you contact the on-duty watch commander at (562) 567-9255 or the Crime Tipline at (562) 567-9299.