EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION: ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 12TH

 AUSD Parents, Students & Staff:

 

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.

  1. Tips for Parentshttps://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/psc_english_02/html

& http://www.childabductions.org/prevention3.html

 

  1. 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

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