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Palmdale suspect sought for attempted rape

Authorities released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to rape a 74-year-old woman in Palmdale.

November 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities need help tracking down the man who tried to rape a 74-year-old woman in Palmdale.

Detectives said the victim was sitting at a bus stop outside of a Vallarta supermarket on 18th Street East when the suspect offered her a ride home.

On the way, the suspect allegedly tried to rape the woman.

When she began screaming, he beat her, and then left her in a parking lot.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a wine colored, older model Toyota pickup truck with bucket seats.

If you have information on the attempted rape, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or (800) 222-8477.