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Suspect with hammer tries to kidnap woman

Police released a sketch of a man who armed himself with a hammer and tried to kidnap a woman in a downtown L.A. parking lot.

February 5, 2010 12:44:42 AM PST
Police released a sketch of a man who armed himself with a hammer and tried to kidnap a woman in a downtown Los Angeles parking lot.Authorities said the kidnap attempt was on Jan. 29 at about 11:30 p.m. near Temple Street and Fremont Avenue. Police said the woman was able to get away.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 35 to 40 years old, with a medium build. He had a mustache and was wearing a black knit cap.

The suspect jumped into a getaway car, described as a 1985 to 1990s four-door Toyota with gray primer. The license plate starts with 2C.

Anyone with information should call the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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