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.READ MORE: Grant's 2 Goals Lead Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 Rout Of Tampa Bay
“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.READ MORE: Omicron Surge Still Raging In Southland, Despite Decline In Other Parts Of Country
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.MORE NEWS: Inland Empire Residents Brace For Gusting Santa Ana Winds
Anyone with information about the suspect should call LAPD Van Nuys Division Detective Alvarez at (818)374-0040.