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Camarillo predator poses as Good Samaritan

February 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Police in Camarillo are looking for a sexual predator that attacked a woman in a parking lot.Police say on Monday, Feb. 1, a 17-year-old woman was driving her vehicle on the 101 freeway. As she exited the freeway at the Carmen Drive off ramp, a man pulled up beside her and told her she had a flat tire and offered to help.

The victim drove to the parking lot of Carmen Plaza and got out of her vehicle to check the flat tire.

She realized there was no flat tire and quickly got back into her car. At the same time the suspect jumped into her car on the passenger side.

Police say he began grabbing the woman. The woman ordered him out of her car, they struggled and she called for help.

The man got out of her vehicle, got into his own car and raced away.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50 years old. His vehicle was described as a dark colored Chevrolet four-door sedan.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Camarillo Police Department at (805) 388-5100.