NORWALK ( — Detectives Tuesday released a sketch of a man who is wanted for attempting to kidnap a 26-year-old woman in Norwalk.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the incident took place just before 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, located in the 11200 block of Barnwall Street.

“The victim was placing items into her vehicle when the suspect attacked her from behind,” Detective Carlos Ortega said. “The suspect wrapped his left arm around the victim’s torso, held a knife to her neck with his right hand and attempted to force the victim inside of her vehicle. The victim fought off the suspect and the suspect fled on foot.”

The victim described the suspect as an adult Hispanic or Caucasian man who is believed to be in his 30s. He stands around 5-foot-9 tall, weighs 200 pounds, has short brown hair, brown eyes, a light complexion and a foul body odor.

The suspect has a poor quality tattoo of a bird or wing on the outside of his right forearm, authorities added.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this suspect has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station at (562) 863-8711.


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