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2-year-old found naked near dumpster after being kidnapped from car wash

By Mason White 9:22 AM April 5, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A family was horrified when their 2-year-old daughter was kidnapped from a car wash in California.

Gardena Police said that the kidnapper snatched the girl, who was with his mother and sister, at a self-service car wash on Thursday at 4:55 p.m.

Police searched for the girl, and issued a press release about her.

Claudia Robles said that her boyfriend spotted the child sitting all alone while going for dinner with her boyfriend Jim. The girl was “completely naked” and had scratches on her legs.

Robles said that she picked up the girl, covered her with a blanket and tried to comfort her while her boyfriend called police.

Meanwhile, another good Samaritan who saw news reports about the abducted child, identified her as the kidnapped girl.

The victim was located more than two hours after being kidnapped. She was found about 10 miles from the scene, said Gardena Police Department Lt. Steve Prendergast.

Police said that the 2-year-old girl was injured, but did not specify how.

Police released two surveillance videos, showing a white Nissan Altima believed to have been the car used during the abduction.

Police believe that the kidnapper removed the license plate from the vehicle before committing the crime.

Police are asking people to help them identify the suspect.

The girl was reunited with her family and she is doing good.