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Man used knife to try to kidnap woman, police say

March 28, 2012 |  9:57 pm

Attempted kidnapping suspect in Oxnard

Police on Wednesday were looking for a man who pulled out a knife as he tried kidnap a 22-year-old woman while she was jogging in Oxnard.

The woman told investigators that she forced into an alley near the 5200 block of J Street, the Oxnard Police Department said.

The woman believes the man wanted to sexually assault her, police said. She told police that she convinced the man to let her go.

She was not injured in the incident, which occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

The man is described as a light-skinned Latino in his mid-20s with a mustache, police said.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, checkered shorts, white tube socks and black corduroy fabric slippers. The hood was covering his head, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Juanita Suarez at (805) 385-3922.


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Sketch of the suspect. Credit: Oxnard Police Department