October 30th, 2013
08:57 AM ET

Thwarted Colorado Kidnapping

Terrifying moments for an eight-year-old girl in Aurora, Colorado as a man tried to kidnap the sleeping child from her bed, CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

Police say the man ripped the screen off the girl's window, grabbed her as she lay in bed, pulled her through the window and forced her toward a dark alley toward his car.

Dan Oates, Aurora Colorado Police Chief, says though "This young girl immediately cried out. Immediately put up a fuss and a struggle and who knows if that might have saved her life."

Her struggle was enough to alert her parents and the girl escaping from her captor and into her mother's arms.

The girl's father ran after the suspect but only caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a new silver BMW driving away. Now the entire city is on alert.

The girl was able to help investigators draw up this sketch. A white man with blond hair, a black coat and smelling of cigarettes.

A reward for information leading to his capture now doubled to $20,000  dollars.

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