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Police seek to identify man suspected of accosting woman at Arden Fair

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of accosting a woman near an Arden Fair parking lot and attempting to steal her car.

At 9:07 p.m. Thursday, a woman was walking to her vehicle near the Arden Fair parking lot when a man walked up from behind her. The man pointed a handgun at the woman and demanded her car keys, according to police. The man was scared off when the woman screamed.

The suspect, shown in a photo captured by Arden Fair surveillance cameras, is described as white, in his 20s, with a thin build and dark short hair.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP, followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.