Girl kidnapped, released in Reading; suspect at large

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December 18, 2013 9:46:10 AM PST
Police in Berks County stepped up patrols Wednesday after a girl was kidnapped then released an hour later.

It happened Tuesday morning as the girl was walking to the 10th and Green Elementary School in Reading.

The girl told police a man grabbed her along the 600 block of Mulberry Street and put her into a small black car.

He drove her around for about an hour then dropped her off near 10th and Robeson Streets.

She appeared to be unharmed.

According to WFMZ-TV, police are looking for a Latino man around six feet tall with a well-trimmed beard and black hair.

The Reading School District notified parents to be on the alert.