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Oxnard kidnap attempt suspect threatened victim w/ knife

Oxnard police released this sketch of a kidnap attempt suspect who threatened a woman with a knife in the 5200 block of South J Street.

March 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a man who tried to kidnap a woman by threatening her with a knife in Oxnard.

The woman said she was jogging in the 5200 block of South J Street when a man with a knife came up to her and forced her into a nearby alley. She was able to get away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a mustache in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, checkered shorts and corduroy slippers.

If you have any information that could help investigators, you're urged to call Oxnard police at (805) 385-7740.