Woman Arrested in Attempted Kidnappings of Two 4-Year-Old Children

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A woman suspected of attempting to kidnap two 4-year-olds, including one who was carried out of a McDonald’s, on back-to-back days has been arrested, Los Angeles police said.

Maralyn Ramos, 33, was arrested Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles and booked on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, police said. Bail was set at $100,000.

Ramos has lived in Arizona. It’s unclear how long she had been in California, police said, adding that she was arrested after investigators received a tip.

Details about the arrest were not immediately available. It was not immediately clear whether Ramos has an attorney.

Woman Attempts to Kidnap 4-Year-Old at LA McDonald’s

[LA] Woman Attempts to Kidnap 4-Year-Old at LA McDonald's

In security camera video captured Tuesday afternoon, a woman can be seen carrying a 4-year-old out of a McDonald’s restaurant located in the 1300 block of East Olympic Boulevard. As the woman attempted to enter a parked vehicle, a witness stopped her and she fled on foot from the area, the LAPD said.

On Wednesday at 11:15 a.m., an attempted kidnapping of a 4-year-old took place on Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, police said. The woman pulled the child’s hand and attempted to walk away with the victim while the boy was walking with a family member, police said.

The woman was stopped by a witness in the area and again fled on food, the LAPD said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detectives F. Arroyo, Serial No 26531 and D. Moreno, Serial No. 32580 at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

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