Police Investigating Possible Attempted Child Kidnapping in Oakland

There was a possible attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy in Oakland Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

The boy was outside of his residence in the 300 block of 45th Street at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday when he was approached by a stranger who grabbed him, according to police.

A brief struggle ensued but the boy was able to break free and run to his home, police said.

The suspect is described by police as a man who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Oakland police are asking anyone who has information about the case to call their special victims unit at (510) 238-3641 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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