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Renton Police seeking suspect in attempted assault in southwest Renton

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This is an artist's rendering of a suspect in an attempted kidnapping in Renton Jan. 8.
— image credit: Renton Police Department

Renton Police is seeking assistance in identifying a man suspected of attempted kidnap with sexual motivation.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was walking in the industrial area at Southwest 21st Street and Lind Avenue Southwest shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 8, according to the Renton Police Department.

The suspect stopped his vehicle in the street and spoke to the victim, then parked his truck and trailer, got out and approached her on foot.  He made personal comments about the victim, demanded a sexual act, and attempted to pull her into his truck, according to police.

She was able to break free from his grasp and ran to a business for help.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds.

He was wearing a light colored zip-up jacket and a baseball cap with a green brim, and spoke Spanish to the victim.

The suspect was driving a light- colored truck towing a distinctive utility trailer.  The trailer has solid “fire engine red” sides, with two large black metal grate windows and a black metal grate on the rear.  The trailer has small wheels, and was described as being tall in height and short in length.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle or has information about their location is asked to contact Detective Kordel at 425-430-7647 and refer to case 14-284.

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