A woman told police that a man grabbed her and attempted to pull her into his vehicle in mid-morning daylight two blocks north of Wilshire Blvd. The victim told responding SMPD officers on April 25, 2006, at 10:50 am, that the unknown man drove past her in the 600 block of Washington Ave. and stopped his vehicle. He then walked up to her, grabbed her and attempted to pull her into his vehicle. She was able to get away and called police. The suspect fled in his vehicle.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 50’s, being 5’5” in height and weighing 140 pounds, having gray and black hair and brown eyes. He had a medium complexion, no facial hair, heavy red acne on his cheeks and a large nose with a circular scar on the bridge. He was wearing a light blue short sleeve shirt, black jeans with a metal belt buckle with the word “Salvador” or “El Salvador,” and blue and white tennis shoes. The suspect spoke both in English and in Spanish.
The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a late model large SUV, similar to a Lincoln Navigator, white in color with stock rims. The vehicle had dark tint on the back windows and a small white wooden cross hanging on the rear view mirror.
Anyone having additional information is encouraged to contact the Robbery-Homicide Unit of the Santa Monica Police Department at 310.458.8451. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at 800.78.CRIME (27463).