UPDATE: Police release sketch of suspect in Sun City assault

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UPDATE -- AUG. 19:

Police have released information about the suspect and vehicle involved.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Sex: Male; Race: Black; Height: 5'11"; Weight: Approx 200 lbs; Wearing Dark Clothing

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Dark grey newer model 4-door hatch back station wagon (Possibly Chrysler)

On August 16, 2008 around 9:30am, the victim was doing yard work at her residence, when she was approached by the described suspect, who told the victim he was lost. The victim followed the suspect attempting to assist him as he walked away. The assailant assaulted the woman and forced her into his vehicle. As a result of the attack, the victim sustained facial injuries, and an injury to her ear. The victim was released by the suspect a couple of blocks from her residence.

Reward offered for info leaing to suspect

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this bulletin is asked to contact Maricopa County Sheriff's Detective Cody Morin at (602) 876-8915 or (602) 876-1000.


SUN CITY - Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a 61-year-old woman in the front yard of her Sun City home.

The attempt happened Saturday as she was doing yard work. Investigators say a stranger assaulted her and threw her in his car.

But the victim fought back. The victim's son tells 3TV, "Yes well my mother is a stern woman.So as he began hitting her apparently she didn't lose consciousness. She was yelling and started praying out loud. I'm assuming that the praying kind of frustrated the guy."

Seven blocks down the road the suspect let the victim get out of the car and sped off.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for any information on the attacker.