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Attempted abduction in Greenwood

February 10th, 2013 by Dale

Seattle Police say a man tried to abduct a woman tonight in Greenwood. From the SPD Blotter:

A woman was grabbed and thrown inside a van. Tonight, just shortly before 8:00 p.m., a woman was walking in the 8500 block of Fremont Ave N when suddenly a white van, occupied by a hispanic man, wearing a black mask pulled up next to her. The man jumped out of the vehicle, grabbed the woman and pulled her inside the van.

The woman fought frantically and managed to free herself from the van before the suspect could drive off. The suspect then drove off N/B on Fremont Av N.

The victim called 911. She sustained minor scrapes and scratches to her hands. Officers responded and conducted an area search with negative results.

Anyone with information about this vehicle and or the suspect is asked to call 911.

SPD updated the info a little later:

A woman fought off a man who tried to pull her into a van. Tonight, just shortly before 8:00 p.m., a woman was walking eastbound back home from the Fred Meyer on 85th at 3rd NW when a white van pulled up beside her, and a Hispanic male passenger said hi to her from inside the van.

This male then exited the van and got behind the female, he attempted to force her into the van. While doing so he pulled a black ski mask down over his face. The woman fought frantically and was able to resist and free herself. The Hispanic male got back in the van and fled the scene with a second Hispanic male driving away eastbound. The van is described as being white with the letters “XYF” spray painted in red on the side of the van. The victim called 911.

She sustained minor scrapes and scratches to her hands. Officers responded and conducted an area search with negative results.
Anyone with information about this vehicle and or the suspects is asked to call 911.

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Greenwood assault suspect charged with rape, kidnapping, held on $1 million bail

July 2nd, 2011 by Doree

Our news partners The Seattle Times reports that 24-year-old Jose Jimenez-Lopez was charged by King County Prosecutors yesterday with rape in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree and attempted kidnapping in the first degree, following the alleged abduction of a 20-year-old woman from a Greenwood street last week.

He is being held on $1 million bail in the King County Jail. Police also suspect that Jimenez-Lopez was involved in three armed robberies, and he was rebooked on possible immigration charges.

Read the full Seattle Times article.

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Police release sketch, photos of Greenwood abduction suspect

June 23rd, 2011 by Doree

Update: Police just released eight images from a surveillance camera inside a Shoreline convenience store. Detectives believe the man dressed in black is one of the suspects.

Earlier: Seattle Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects in Tuesday morning’s abduction and assault of one woman, and attempted abduction of another.

Sketch courtesy of Seattle Police Department.

If you have any information on this crime, contact the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.

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