El Monte Police Department

VIDEO: Police Release Sketch of Man Who Tried to Kidnap, Rape Woman in El Monte

February 20, 2019 - 8:15 am

EL MONTE (CNS) - Police on Tuesday released a composite sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap and rape an 18-year-old woman in El Monte.

Part of the attack, which occurred about midnight on Saturday in the area of Tyler Avenue and Brockway Street, was captured on surveillance video.

The recording shows the man follows the woman, attack her and drag her around a corner before she later appears walking swiftly from the area. Police said she was able to fight off the suspect.

 An image of the suspect's vehicle was pulled from the video.

Here is the vehicle photo courtesy of the El Monte Police Department, which police say is white or light colored, four door compact:

El Monte Police Department

Watch the video from Nicole Chang on Facebook:

The suspect was described as Hispanic, 30-40 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown eyes and a clean-shaven face. The sketch shows him wearing a ball or trucker-style cap and he also wore a light-blue long-sleeved shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the attack was urged to call El Monte police at (626) 258-8636. Tips can also be submitted by email at tips@empd.org.