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    Campbell police are investigating an attempted kidnapping reported Saturday morning. Marianne Favro reports. (Published Monday, May 18, 2015)

    Campbell police continue to search for a man suspected of trying to abduct a child over the weekend.

    Officers on Saturday morning responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping near the intersection of Maysun Court and Harriet Avenue at around 10 a.m., police said. The victim, a girl age 10 to 12, was walking her dog in the neighborhood when a man pulled up in a car to ask her for directions, according to police.

    The man then got out of the car and continued to ask for directions, police said. The girl told police he then grabbed her in a "bear hug." She said she was able to fight back and scream, causing the man to drive away.

    A witness reported hearing the victim scream and saw the man drive northbound on Harriet, police said.

    Campbell Police Investigating Attempted Child Abduction

    [BAY] Campbell Police Investigating Attempted Child Abduction
    Campbell police are investigating an attempted child abduction Saturday morning. Marianne Favro reports.
    (Published Sunday, May 17, 2015)

    Before the man got out of the car, police said he drove past the victim and made a U-turn. He then drove back to her and slowed down next to her. Police also said it was alarming the incident happened in broad daylight in a nice area.

    The incident has resident on alert.

    "You just have to be super careful if you go anywhere," Los Gatos-resident Marcie Williams said. "It can happen anywhere."

    The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic man in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 7 inches talk, and having a medium build. Police said he was wearing a black and white beanie, with a tan or brown long, buttoned-up coat. The coat had fur on the cuffs.

    Police said the suspect's car is an older model 4-door sedan, possibly beige or silver Honda Accord.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbell police at 408-871-5190.

    Police have released video of the suspect.

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