Pleasant Hill police have released a sketch of a man suspected of stealing a woman's car after attempting to sexually assault her last weekend.
Police say that on Saturday night around 10 p.m., a woman was attacked as she tried getting into her car in the parking lot at the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center at 560 Contra Costa Blvd.
A man wielding a knife approached the woman and got into her car with her, according to police Lt. Dan Connelly. The man then forced the woman to drive to an area near Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez, some six miles away.
There, Connelly said, the man tried to sexually assault the woman. She fought back and fled, and the man drove off in her car.
The woman was not injured, Connelly said.
The man got away with her car, though, and police are still looking for it. They didn't release a license plate number but described it as a silver Ford Five Hundred sedan.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 30 years old, about 5' 9" tall and between 180 and 200 lbs. He has dark eyes, a mustache, a medium complexion and yellowish teeth. He was last seen in a black-hooded sweatshirt.
The man is wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, carjacking and attempted rape.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call investigators at 925-288-4630.
Contact Sean Maher at 925-943-8013. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/OneSeanMaher.