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Teenage girl saved by 2 men during attempted kidnapping in Fort Collins; police looking for suspect

Investigators also want to speak to the two witnesses
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Posted at 10:29 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 00:39:50-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Two men came to the rescue of a teenage girl during an attempted kidnapping in Fort Collins this week, and police are now looking for the suspect.

The girl was riding her skateboard Tuesday afternoon on Deerfield Drive and fell when she was approached by a man who grabbed her arm and pushed her into his vehicle, according to a news release from Fort Collins Police Services.

Two men who were walking nearby approached the vehicle to intervene, the release states.

The suspect reportedly told the two men that he knew the victim, but the victim told the two men she did not know the man. She left the area and called police a short time later, according to the release.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s with short hair, a thin mustache, bushy eyebrows, a deep voice and a Spanish accent. He is approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall.

Police said he was last seen wearing a white tank top and blue jeans and had tattoos on both arms.

The suspect vehicle was described as an older, tan, four-door sedan with bubbled window tint.

Detectives are also trying to find the two men who intervened so investigators can get their firsthand description of what happened. The girl described both of them as white males in their 20s or 30s. One man was wearing a t-shirt, and the second man was wearing a flannel shirt and had a goatee and side-swept hair.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Corporal Tessa Jakobsson at 970-416-2825 or tipsline@fcgov.com. People who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.