Attempted Abduction at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista Campus

Campus Police release photo of suspect, vehicle

CHULA VISTA, CA. ­– Southwestern College Campus Police have been investigating an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old student on the Chula Vista campus today.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., the student had been walking across the campus near the H Street entrance and was confronted by the suspect. He offered her $200 to get into his vehicle. She refused and walked away. The suspect then cut her off, got out of his vehicle and grabbed her. She was able to break free.

The student left campus and returned at approximately 10:15 a.m. and contacted police through an emergency pole located near where the incident occurred.

The student identified the suspect as an Hispanic male in his 30s with a neatly trimmed beard and mustache in a white pick-up style truck.

Campus police reviewed video footage and identified the suspect and vehicle. It is an 80s Chevy Blazer with a dive placard as a front license plate. Southwestern College Campus Police are releasing the photo of the vehicle and suspect.

If anybody has information, they are urged to call Southwestern College Police at 619-216-6783.

Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo is grateful the student is safe, and applauded the work of Campus Police.

“They have been tenaciously working on this all day,” Murillo said. “We are relieved the student is safe and we have stronger leads to pursue.”

Abduction Suspect Vehicle
Photo of the vehicle and suspect.
Abduction Suspect Vehicle
Photo of the vehicle and suspect.