General Crime

* Woman Attacked But Escapes on Andrews Drive in Pleasanton

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A 24-year-old woman walking to work was grabbed by a man who had pulled alongside her in a vehicle in Pleasanton Friday morning, but he drove away after the woman fought back, a police sergeant said. At about 8 a.m., the woman was walking along Andrews Drive when a vehicle approached the curb while facing the wrong way on the road so the driver’s side of the car was near the woman, Sgt. Scott Rohovit said. The woman, thinking the driver wanted to ask for directions, approached the vehicle. As she got close, a man in the driver’s seat said  “Hey, can I ask you a question?” but then grabbed the woman’s right forearm, Rohovit said. The woman was able to brush the man aside and stepped back from the vehicle, which the man then drove away before she could alert authorities, according to Rohovit. The suspect is described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old who is about 6 feet tall and weighs between 200 and 230 pounds with a muscular build. He was driving a early 1990s black, four-door sedan, Rohovit said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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