Bellingham

Do you recognize this would-be Bellingham abductor?

Do you recognize this would-be Bellingham abductor?
Sketches of the man who allegedly tried to abduct two woman in Bellingham on March 1. (Courtesy of Bellingham Police Department)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Bellingham Police Department has released two sketches of the man who allegedly tried to abduct two women March 1.

The first victim is a 13-year-old girl who was waiting for the school bus around 8:20 a.m. in the 700 block of West Bakerview Road.

According to police, a man walked up to her and told her to go with him. When she refused, he punched her in the face and sprayed her in the eyes with an unknown liquid, according to police.

The girl was able to run home and tell her parents what happened.

In the second attempted abduction, a 24-year-old woman was walking in the 4100 block of Aldrich Road around 7:10 p.m. when a man came up behind her and grabbed her arm, according to police.

Again, the man sprayed the woman in the eyes with an unknown liquid and demanded she come with him, according to police. He ran off toward West Bakerview Road when she started yelling.

The would-be abductor is described as a white man age 21 to 27. He is approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall and thin with light facial hair. According to police, he was wearing oval-shaped glasses, blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and black shoes.