Man wanted in GJ rape attempt

Police on Thursday still were looking for a man who reportedly tried to kidnap and rape a woman on North Avenue as she was walking home.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police were called on a report that a man had grabbed a woman as she walked along a sidewalk, dragged her behind a fence and tried to rape her in the area of 28 1/2 Road and North Avenue, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

The woman was able to get away and ran to a nearby business, where she called police.

The suspect was described as a bald, Hispanic man, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds, and he was wearing jeans, a long-sleeve T-shirt and small eyeglasses at the time.

Anyone who has information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP.


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