SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento deputies need the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect believed to be responsible for the attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl in south Sacramento over the weekend.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, the girl and her mother were walking in the 5300 block of 47th Avenue when the suspect pulled alongside them. He then grabbed the girl and put her in the trunk of his car, before driving away.

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The victim’s mother began screaming, which got the attention of a nearby resident who then called 911.

The girl was somehow able to open the trunk of the car and jump out as the suspect drove away. She sustained some minor scratches but was able to escape without any serious injuries. The girl was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released.

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Deputies have released a sketch of the suspect — described as being between the ages of 25 and 35 with light-brown skin, standing between 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet tall, and weighing between 170 and 190 pounds. He has black, shoulder-length hair, and was either worn in braids or dreadlocks.

The man was last seen wearing a black shirt with a white, printed design on the front. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark green or blue 4-door sedan with tinted windows.

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Anyone with information of the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at the department website, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).