Possible attempted kidnapping, burglary reported
A possible attempted kidnapping and a burglary were reported to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) during the past week.
Police received a report of what the victim thinks could have been an attempted kidnapping on Oct. 9, SLTPD Lt. David Stevenson said. The incident occurred when the woman was walking home from the grocery store in the area of Primrose Road at about 9:30 p.m. As she walked home, a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to her and six men wearing dark blue bandanas over their faces jumped out of the vehicle. Immediately, the woman ran away and sought shelter in a nearby home. The residents provided her with a place to hide and called police.
It is not clear what the intention of the men was, but the victim did the right thing running away, Stevenson said.
There was no further information available about the men who were in the SUV.
In an unrelated case, police received a call regarding a burglary in the 1100 block of Keller Road.
According to Stevenson, the suspects stole about $1,000 in cash. The money was discovered to be missing after the resident came home at about 6 p.m. There was no sign of forced entry and no leads to the suspect at this time, Stevenson said.
Both investigations remain open.