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West Valley police searching for suspect who allegedly pulled gun on woman, tried to assault her

By Chin Tung Tan,


WEST VALLEY, Utah ( ABC4 ) — West Valley police are searching for a suspect who reportedly pulled a gun on a woman, forced her into his car and attempted to assault her on Monday, May 22.

According to a press release, a woman stopped her car near 7600 West 5400 South to help someone she believed was a stranded individual at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

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Police say a light-colored sedan was pulled over the trunk with the emergency lights flashing, and a man was standing outside the vehicle.

After the woman got out of her car, the man reportedly pulled out a gun and forced the woman into the backseat of his vehicle. He then attempted to assault the woman, police say.


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The woman managed to escape and fled the scene in her vehicle.

Her dashcam captured the trunk of the suspect’s vehicle, possibly a Chevy Aveo, which had blue tape around the bumper area and did not have a license plate.

The woman described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man with a beard. He was reportedly wearing a beanie and a bright yellow shirt at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the suspect should contact West Valley City Police Major Crimes at or 801-965-5200.

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