VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Friday asked for the public’s help in identifying two kidnapping suspects.
According to police, the suspects approached a woman on Feb. 21 in the area of Firmament Avenue and Vanowen Street in Van Nuys and asked her for directions.
“As the victim walked away, both suspects suddenly grabbed her arms and tried to force her into their car,” police said in a statement.
The woman screamed for help and was able to escape.
“At that point, the suspects abandoned their efforts and drove away northbound on Firmament Avenue,” officials said.
The suspects’ car was described as a 2005 to 2008 gray Lexus RX330 SUV with unknown license plates.
Suspect one is described as a 25- to 30-year-old Latino man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black trench coat, black pants and black and grey shoes.
The second suspect is described as a 40- to 50-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a black and green shirt.
Anyone with information about the suspect should call LAPD Van Nuys Division Detective Alvarez at (818)374-0040.