Man Tried to Grab Mother Walking Newborn: Police

Police said the woman managed to escape when a witness confronted him

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    NBC Bay Area

    Police are searching for a teen who allegedly tried to kidnap a mother as she walked her newborn in a stroller Saturday.

    The woman was walking her baby around 5:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North Rockwell Street near the city’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood when she said a man grabbed her by her hips from behind and started pulling her down an alley, according to a community alert issued Sunday.

    A witness confronted the man and the woman broke free and ran to her home with her newborn.

    The suspect is described as a black man, 17 or 18 years old, 5-foot-7, between 190 and 200 pounds with a “thick upper body” and “thin legs,” the alert said. He had a short black Afro, a “chubby face” and a mustache with a goatee.

    The offender was wearing a red T-shirt with black print on the back, black shorts with multiple marijuana leaf prints on them and worn white gym shoes, according to the alert.

    Anyone with information surrounding the attempted kidnapping is being asked to call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.