An attempted kidnapping took place Saturday night in Albany at about 11:10 p.m. A man tried to physically force a teenage girl into a parked white pickup truck. The teenage girl resisted and left the area immediately. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 40 to 45 years old, medium build, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with short dark hair and stubble on his face.
Similar incidents occurred in Albany and Berkeley in September, so please remind students that if they are approached by a stranger to let you, their teacher, or principal know immediately.
Take time to discuss with students, in an age appropriate manner, what to do if a stranger approaches them. Below are links to helpful safety resources.
- Tips for Parents: https://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/psc_english_02/html
- Tips for Students: https://www.kidpower.org/library/article/safety-tips-kidnapping/
Please remind students to report any suspicious activity immediately to the school and Albany Police at (510) 525-7300.
Albany Unified School District