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Woman Attacked Near Cerritos Park East

By Brian Hews

A woman was attacked and almost kidnapped near Cerritos Park East Monday night.

The incident happened  Monday night around 9 p.m. near Hampton Court and 166th Street in Cerritos

The attacker took a black towel and wrapped it around the woman’s head, but she fought and managed to get away.

The woman is reportedly OK.

The attacker was  seen earlier riding on a bike around CPE.

People described the person as 5′ 7″ wearing a dark jacket.

If anyone has any information please call the Cerritos Sheriff’s at 562-860-0044

Cerritos sent this press release out today (Friday June 24, 2016) at 2 pm

Public’s assistance sought in attempted kidnapping

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for attempted kidnapping. The suspect may be lingering in the area of Cerritos Park East, located at 13234 E. 166th Street in Cerritos.

On Monday, June 20 at 9 p.m., a 43-year-old female was jogging by herself along 166th Street near Hampton Court, less than one-quarter of a mile from Cerritos Park East, when she noticed an adult male ride past her on a dark colored bicycle. A few moments later the same male suddenly appeared from behind and wrapped a cloth around her head, partially covering her face.  The suspect then attempted to pull her away from 166th Street. The victim fought back by screaming and tussling until she was able to break free. The suspect then fled eastbound on 166th Street.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 7” tall, 160 pounds and wearing a black shirt, light-colored sweat pants and a sweatshirt wrapped around his waist.

Anyone with information regarding this assault or of a similar lone male lingering in the area of Cerritos Park East who appears to be “shadowing” lone females are encouraged to call the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 860-0044 and contact Detective Mike Wolf.

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