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Captured on video: Would-be kidnapper tries to snatch teen

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Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect they say tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl late last week.

Police said the attempt happened early last Friday morning in San Jose, Calif.

Around 6:10 a.m. (9:10 a.m. ET), a 13-year-old girl was walking along the sidewalk in the area of E. St. James Street and N. 33rd Street in San Jose when a man approached her and dragged her into a residential driveway, according to police.

The San Jose Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating this suspect in connection with an attempted abduction.

A nearby surveillance camera captured the young girl running away. Frank Tavares, who lives across the street, showed the video to NBC Bay Area Wednesday afternoon. In the video you see a blurry image of the girl walking behind an SUV and stopping. There is a vague motion of a struggle followed by the girl running down the sidewalk. The entire event lasts less than 30 seconds. 

The victim told police she screamed and fought back hard enough that the man released her and was last seen running eastbound on E. St. James Street toward N. King Road.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25-35 years old, 5 foot 10 inches, thin to medium build, black hair, brown eyes, mustache and spoke English. Police released a sketch of the man Wednesday.

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He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with a hood over his head, blue "Dickies" pants and brown work shoes with white paint, according to police. 

If you have information on the crime, police are asking you call Detective Enrique Garcia of the San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or may visit tipsubmit.com and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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