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Child Escapes Kidnapping In Cathedral City

Four men tried to kidnap a young girl at knife- point in Cathedral City, but she escaped without injury, police said today.

The attempted kidnapping was reported at 4:50 p.m. Thursday near Date Palm Drive and 33rd Avenue, according to Sgt. Corwin de Veas of the Cathedral City Police Department.

The victim told police that four men followed her in a vehicle as she walked near Cielo Vista and 33rd Avenue, de Veas said.

One of the passengers tried to grab her and they also threatened her with a knife, the sergeant said.

The girl was able to run away and the suspects fled west on 33rd Avenue, he said.

The vehicle was described as a white, four-door sedan. The suspects were described as white and between the ages of 25 to 30 years old.

Anyone with information on the suspects was asked to call police at (760) 770-0303.

KESQ News Team

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