Teen Fights Off Suspect in Attempted Abduction: San Mateo PD

Police are investigating the attempted abduction of a teenager in San Mateo.

The incident reportedly happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Peninsula Avenue, near the railroad tracks, as the student was walking to San Mateo High.

The 14-year-old girl claims a man driving a white van got out of the van and grabbed her. She was able to fight him off. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Police are investigating a similar incident that happened in the area last week.

The suspect is described as a man in his late 50s to early 60s, unshaven, average build and slicked back, black and grey hair. He was last seen wearing a gray and blue T-shirt and unknown pants.

Police said they will be increasing patrols in the area and around city schools

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Mateo Police Department at 650-522-7700.

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