JAMUL–Authorities are searching for a man who attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl while she was walking on a nearby dirt trail near the Jamul Primary School in Jamul.
On April 24, deputies responded to the 3:49 p.m. reports of an attempted child abduction near the school, located at 14567 Lyons Valley Road.
The girl was approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male. She was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to the arm.
Deputies searched the area, along with Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter, for an extended period of time but did not locate the man.
Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week.
The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their normally scheduled time.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Rancho San Diego Station will be handling the on-going investigation.
Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.