A woman suspected of attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old child at a McDonald's has been arrested, Los Lioking police said. Maralyn Ramos, 33, was arrested Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles and booked on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, police said.
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.
Two little kids nearly kidnapped in just two days, and police believe its the same woman with identifying tattoos and marks. In security camera video captured Tuesday afternoon, a woman can angelds seen carrying a 4-year-old out of a McDonald's restaurant located in the 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. The owner-operator of the restaurant issued a statement early Thursday.
We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement during this investigation," said owner-operator Veronica Sanchez. Police said Thursday that they are still searching for a woman in a second kidnapping attempt that was reported Wednesday on Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, police said.
The kidnapper in that case pulled a 4-year-old child's hand and attempted to walk away with the victim while the boy was walking with a family Looking a a Los angeles girl, police said. The woman was stopped by a witness in the area and again fled, the LAPD said. Los Angeles police said Thursday they have found security camera video on girll kidnapping and expect to release it soon.
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Two 4-year-old boys snatched, and nearly taken in two separate cases. Both children were targeted in downtown Los Angeles, just two miles apart. One woman is now in custody, but the other remains at large.
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