VIDEO: Oakland police investigating attempted kidnapping of 10-year-old boy outside his home

OAKLAND (KRON) — Oakland police are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy that happened on Tuesday night.

Police say at around 8:54 p.m., in the 300 block of 45th Street, the boy was outside of his home when he was grabbed by a man, police said. The boy was able to break free and run back home.

The suspect is described as a man, unknown race and age, with a large build, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

No suspect sketch is available.

Safety reminders from Oakland police:


  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be distracted by cell phones and electronic devices;
  • Stay in well-lit and populated areas;
  • Be especially alert when entering and exiting your vehicle;
  • Remember to lock your car door after entering your vehicle; and
  • If someone or something looks suspicious, call the police.

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