SAN YSIDRO (CNS) - A 14-year-old girl foiled an attempt by three people to kidnap her as she walked to school in San Ysidro, police said Friday.

The girl was walking to San Ysidro Middle School when a woman tried to grab her on the sidewalk in the 4,000 block of Beyer Boulevard around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown said.   

The girl immediately brushed the woman's hand off. The woman then yelled back to a man standing nearby, and both began chasing the victim, Brown said, adding that a third person, in a older gray van with a faded hood,  joined the pursuit.

Brown aid the girl then hid in some bushes, jumped a fence and ran back to her apartment building about four blocks away.

"The girl did the right thing running. People should always be aware of their surroundings. When faced with something like this, people should yell or make some noise in order to draw attention from witnesses," Brown said.

Police said the woman who tried to seize the girl wore a gray long-sleeved shirt and her black hair pulled back in a bun. She's between 5 feet and 5 feet 5, weighing between 140 and 160 pounds, and has brown eyes with thin brown eyebrows.

The man who joined the woman in running after the girl was described as dark-skinned, with short black hair, a heavy build, between 5 feet and 5 feet 5, last seen wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with black pants.

The ethnicity of the suspects was not immediately disclosed.