Police seek to ID suspect who tried to kidnap woman in Arlington

WASHINGTON — Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect who attempted to kidnap a woman in Arlington, Virginia, earlier this month and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot black male, possibly in his 20s, with shoulder-length dreadlocks with red tips. (Courtesy Arlington County Police)

The incident occurred on April 1, around 2:30 p.m., in the 600 block of N. Oxford Street.

A woman was walking in the area when she passed the suspect. He called out to her and then attempted to pull her toward his vehicle from behind when she did not respond.

The woman broke free and ran away from the suspect. He continued to watch the victim from his vehicle until she entered her residence, Arlington County police said in a news release.

The suspect left the area before police arrived. Officers canvassed the area but were not able to find the suspect, police said.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot black male, possibly in his 20s, with shoulder-length dreadlocks with red tips. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black shirt, a light gray zip-up hoodie and dark gray sweatpants.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a “beat-up” pickup truck from the 1990s or early 2000s. It was dark blue or black.

Anyone able to identify the suspect should contact Detective G. Sloan at 703-228-4198.

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