Nampa Police searching for attempted rape suspect

Nampa Police are asking the public for help to solve a case that is nearly three years old. 

Police said around 7:45 a.m. on the morning of October 28th of 2015, a woman parked in a parking lot on the 300 block of West Iowa Street in Nampa when she got out of the car and began walking towards work.

“As she was doing so a male came up from behind her tackled her to the ground and attacked her,” said Sgt. Brian Jones with the Nampa Police Department. “The male attempted to take her pants off but fortunately another person arrived on scene right after that and scared the attacker away.”

At that point police said the attacker got into his vehicle and fled nearly striking another vehicle on the way out.

“The thing that probably caught most peoples attention is when the suspect fled the scene he didn't have any headlights on and it was still the early morning hours so it was kind of dark and nearly caused a crash,” said Sgt. Jones.

The vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV possibly a Toyota 4-Runner.

“It was newer so early 2000’s. It was dark like I said. It had running boards and all of the windows were tinted except for the front drivers side and front passengers side,” said Sgt. Jones.

The man is described as being between 5 feet and 5 foot 10 inches tall, late 20’s to early 30’s, with dark colored hair. While they know it has been a while they are hoping someone will remember sometime that could help crack the case.

“What’s most concerning is the brazenness of it,” said Sgt. Jones. “You know there is not too many attacks that happen during the daytime in parking lots but obviously again the seriousness of the offense, we want to put that information out there o see if anyone has any information that could help us with the case.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 208-343-COPS

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