Authorities searching for 19-year-old male accused of attempting to kidnap ex-girlfriend

NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – National City police are looking for the 19-year-old man suspected of attempting to kidnap a former girlfriend in National City.

Daniel Aguirre allegedly stopped his car near the victim as she walked on Highland Avenue near East 22nd Street around 5:15 p.m. July 1, then got out and grabbed the woman, according to National City police and Crime Stoppers.

Aguirre punched his former girlfriend in the face and tried to push her into his vehicle, but several bystanders intervened and helped her get away.

The suspect's vehicle was later found, but he remained at large. 

Aguirre was described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and the tattoo of "M Street'' on his right arm. 

Police said he was known to frequent San Diego's Mid-City area.

A reward of up to $1,000 was offered Thursday for information about Aguirre. 

Anyone with information on Aguirre's whereabouts was asked to call police at (619) 336-4411, or to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or via email at sdcrimestoppers.org.

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