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Man Attempts To Kidnap Woman From Santa Monica Apartment Garage

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Police released on Monday a sketch of a man accused of attempting to kidnap a woman in a Santa Monica apartment parking garage.The woman was attacked on July 9 around 5:45 p.m. the AO Santa Monica Apartments on 2200 Colorado Avenue while she was walking to her car in the garage, according to NBC Los Angeles. Santa Monica police said she was able to fight off the attacker who fled.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s. He has a thin build and is about 5-foot-8-inches tall. The victim described him as having a thin face, and a pointy chin and nose. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black baggy pants, a black baseball cap, black sunglasses and a black backpack.

Other people who know residents who live at the complex told CBS Los Angeles that this isn't the first time that a suspicious man has followed residents there. One said a man and woman were followed from the nearby Ralph's store through the garage and stairwell. Another woman said her female friend was also followed into the garage. However, authorities could not confirm these reports to CBS Los Angeles.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Michael Bambrick at 310-458-8932 or Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin at 310-458-8430.

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