Chandler police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl. And we're told the brave actions of her brother may have saved the day.
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in a neighborhood near Elliot Road and the 101.
A 5-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother told police that a man had tried to grab the little girl.
The kids had just gotten off the bus and were walking about one block to their home, when the kids said a man in a black van or SUV (it had a side door) pulled up and grabbed the 5-year-old girl by the arm.
The 11-year-old boy said he "karate-chopped" the suspect's arm as hard as he could and then the two kids got away.
According to children's grandmother, the boy told her that the suspect had on a mask of some kind and a hoodie. Police describe the suspect as possibly being 5’10-5’11, unknown race.
The kids and their parents were taken to the police station to be interviewed.
The children were shaken up but were not hurt.
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