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Roseville, Calif.- Wednesday evening, a teenager reported that a stranger grabbed her arm outside a school gym. The girl immediately pulled away from the stranger and ran back to safety. No injuries were reported.

At about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 2,  a 14-year-old girl was at a club volleyball practice in the gymnasium of Eich Intermediate School on Sierra Gardens Drive.  She stepped outside to cool off, and a stranger approached her, grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her away from the gym doors. She broke free a few seconds later, ran back into the gym and told her coach what happened.  She was upset, but said she was not hurt.

The suspect was described as a “chubby” Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 6’0″ tall, with a dirty appearance.  He had short dark hair, little to no facial hair, and was wearing dark clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt.   He ran toward the greenbelt south of the school.  Roseville Police officers arrived at the school within minutes and searched the area, but were not able to locate the suspect.

Anyone with any information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-STOP. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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