Sketch released in abduction, sex assault

September 18, 2008 9:56:50 AM PDT
Suburban police have released a sketch of the man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl. The girl was working alone in a sandwich shop in southwest suburban Palos Heights Tuesday night.

Police say she sent a text message to a friend alerting him about a strange customer moments before she was abducted.

The sketch is based on the victim's description of the suspect who managed to escape.

The attacker is a man who is about 40 years old. He is described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall -- weighing 200 to 220 pounds with black hair and a mustache.

Palos Heights police are asking anyone with information about this incident to please give them a call.