Two young girls escape from kidnapper, Whittier police say

February 21, 2013 | 9:04 pm

Two similar incidents took place on Feb. 5., police said.

Whittier police were seeking a kidnapping suspect Thursday night after two young girls were apparently forced into a car.

About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, an 11-year-old girl walking alone was grabbed by a man and put in the back seat of his vehicle, according to the Whittier Police Department.

“While inside, she noticed a younger female, approximately 7 years old, in the back seat crying,” police said in a statement.

The 11-year-old was able to get herself and the other girl out the vehicle in front of Founders Memorial Park near Broadway and Citrus Avenue.

“They both ran in opposite directions,” police said.

The older girl made her way home and called police. The younger girl’s whereabouts were not known, police said Thursday night.

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