Avondale police release sketch of kidnapping suspect

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Sketch of kidnapping suspect By Jennifer Thomas Sketch of kidnapping suspect By Jennifer Thomas

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Avondale police have released a sketch of a kidnapping suspect and are asking for the public's help to identify him.

Police said a man driving a pickup truck approached a 15-year-old girl who was walking to school in the area of 110th Avenue and Lakeshore Drive at approximately 7 a.m. on Nov. 20.

He reportedly displayed a handgun and told her to get into his vehicle.

The teen was later dropped off a few blocks away unharmed.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 50 years of age, wearing a white jacket and a red ball cap.

The suspect vehicle is a dark blue pickup truck, possibly a Ford.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Avondale police at 623-333-7000.


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