Pleasant Hill and Martinez police are seeking a man who kidnapped a woman from the parking lot of the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center Saturday night, drove her to Martinez and attempted to sexually assault her.
According to Lt. Dan Connelly of the Pleasant Hill police department, a woman was getting into her car in the shopping center around 10 a.m. on May 27 when a man police describe as a Hispanic male, about 30 years old, 5’9”, about 180-200 pounds, with a medium build, dark eyes and a mustache, confronted the woman. After pulling a knife, he forced the woman to drive him to an area near Marina Vista in Martinez, where he then attempted to rape her.
The woman resisted and was able to get away, police said. Her attacker drove away in her car. The woman was not hurt, police said.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Pleasant Hill police at 925-288-4630.