SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Police Department is searching for the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman last weekend in the Pacific Beach neighborhood.

The attack happened on Aug. 13 around 2:10 a.m. in the 1400 block of Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego County Crime Stoppers stated in a release Thursday.

A 24-year-old woman was walking alone when she was approached by the attacker driving an older model tan or gold-colored sedan, authorities said. The man asked the woman if she was lost and offered her a ride, but the woman declined. He then grabbed her from behind with force and placed her into his car.

The attacker drove the victim to a location near Oliver Avenue and Everts Street, where he sexually assaulted her inside the vehicle, investigators said. She was eventually able to escape the vehicle after the man drove to the 2100 block of Pacific Beach Drive. The attacker drove away from the area.

The victim described the man to San Diego police as a light-skinned Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years old, 200 pounds and 5-feet-6- to 5-feet-7-inches tall. He has short, dark brown hair, a receding hairline, a mustache and was wearing a white or tan shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the attacker, or anyone who has information on this assault should call the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit, Detective S. Springer at 619-455-8283 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

A $1,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the
case.