The attack was reported as an attempted robbery and sexual assault about 6:20 p.m. at 75th Avenue W. and 230th Street SW, Edmonds police Sgt. Mark Marsh said.
Two passersby heard the woman crying for help and saw a man running away, Marsh said.
The man ran westbound on 230th Street SW and then northbound along 76th Avenue W. The man then got into a van and drove north on Highway 99.
The suspect is described as white, in his late 30s and about 6-foot and 180 pounds. He was clean shaven and wore an orange jacket or sweatshirt and dark pants with a blue baseball cap.
The van is believed to be a white Chevrolet model with a ladder rack on top and windows on the sides.
Anyone with information should call 425-771-0212.
More Local News Headlines
‘Unprecedented’ wind storm: 24K in county still without power 12:32 p.m. Cost overruns, location, parking needs put courthouse on hold Clarence Robertson volunteered for 56 years as a reserve deputy 5-story building in Mill Creek would include affordable housing Island County undersheriff resigning to care for his children Front Porch: Light a candle for a loved one School winners Community calendar
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.