The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who abducted a 12-year-old boy at gunpoint in a Stockton neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 4.
The boy was walking on Alexandria Place and Benjamin Holt Drive around 2:50 p.m. Friday when the man forced the boy into his car at gunpoint. The boy was able to jump out of the car after the man reached for an item on the back seat.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of the man. He is described as an unshaven white man in his late 40s or 50s, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 190 to 200 pounds with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a white button-up collared shirt, light-blue jeans and black sunglasses.
Suspect’s car is a light silver compact with a black interior.
“Please take this opportunity to speak with your children regarding safety to and from school,” Sheriff’s Deputy Andrea Lopez said in a statement.
“Stranger abductions, although rare, make it necessary to share this information with them. Inform children to create witnesses by yelling, screaming, and running from the area. Law enforcement should be contacted immediately.”
The Lincoln Unified School District Public Safety Department and the Stockton Police Department are assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 209-468-4400 and mention case No. 19-24398.