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Attempted kidnapping of woman reported near Elder Creek Road

Composite image of man in truck
Composite image of man in truck Sacramento police

Sacramento police need help in identifying a man who tried to get a woman into his truck Wednesday afternoon near Elder Creek Road.

The 35-year-old woman was walking near the 6600 block of Cougar Drive at about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday when a man driving a white truck pulled up and asked her for directions. He then made a gesture intimating that he had a firearm and demanded she get into the truck.

Instead, the woman ran away to safety. The driver was last seen traveling north on Cougar Drive toward Elder Creek Road, according to a police press release.

Police released a composite image of the man developed from witness descriptions. The man has short, black, wavy hair and a mustache.

He is described as being 40 to 50 years old. The truck he is driving has an extended cab, paper plates and tinted windows.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews