PORTSMOUTH, NH (CBS) – Police have released a sketch of a man who tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon.

The woman was out shopping at the Ocean State Job Lot in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon when

The man walked up to her in the parking lot and pulled a gun on her.

The victim managed to escape after a frightening 30 seconds.

Police say the victim did not know the suspect and they believe the attack was random.

Investigators provided surveillance video of the incident and a photo of the man’s jacket, which he dropped while escaping.

The suspect is described as a black man around 20 years old, with a smooth round face, dressed in baggy clothes.

Officers are asking anyone with information to call.

  1. John says:

    Doesn’t seem to make much sense. What is the motive?

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