Suspect accused of attempting to attack teen with pocketknife in La Habra

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La Habra police on Friday released a sketch of a man they say used a pocketknife to try and attack a 17-year-old girl.

La Habra police on Friday released a sketch of a man they say used a pocketknife to try and attack a 17-year-old girl.

The teen was walking in the area of Idaho Street and Whittier Boulevard in La Habra between 3 and 3:30 p.m. when she was approached by the man.

He got within arm's reach when she pepper-sprayed him and ran away.

Detectives are looking at surveillance video from the area for more clues to help identify the man.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set white man with a beard, approximately 40 to 50 years old and last seen wearing a dark baseball hat and dark jacket.

Anyone with information is urged to call the La Habra Police Department at (562) 383-4300.
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