Santa Monica police are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman on Washington Avenue in Santa Monica Tuesday, April 25th.
Police were called to the 600 block of Washington Avenue at 10:50 a.m. regarding a report of an attempted kidnapping.
A woman told police that a suspect drove past her and stopped his vehicle.
The suspect then allegedly walked up to the woman, grabbed her and attempted to pull her into his vehicle, police said.
The woman was able to get away and called police and the suspect fled in his vehicle.
The suspect, who spoke both in English and in Spanish, is described as a Hispanic male in his 50s, five-feet-five, weighing 140 pounds, with gray and black hair and brown eyes, police said.
He is also described as having a medium complexion, no facial hair, heavy red acne on his cheeks and a large nose with a circular scar on the bridge, police said.
The suspect was wearing a light-blue short-sleeve shirt, black jeans with a metal belt buckle bearing the word “Salvador” or “El Salvador,” and blue and white tennis shoes, police said.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer large white SUV similar to a Lincoln Navigator, with stock rims.
The vehicle had dark tint on the back windows and a small white wooden cross hanging from the rear view mirror, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8451.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at 1-800-782-7463 (800-78-CRIME).