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UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

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KENT, Wash. -

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Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside.

The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

The suspect has been identified as a 33-year-old Kent resident with an extensive criminal history. 

Previous Coverage: 

Kent Police are searching for a man after he was caught on camera assaulting a bikini barista and attempted to rape her early Tuesday morning.

Around 4:45 a.m., police responded to the Hottie Shots Espresso stand at 21237 84th Ave. S, after the 30-year-old victim reported the incident. The barista told police that the man came to the coffee stand window on foot and ordered a drink. While the barista was making the drink, investigators say the man climbed through the window and held her at knife point.

Police say during the assailant's attempt to sexually assault the woman, he noticed headlights as a customer pulled into the drive-thru and took off.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with darker hair and lightly colored facial hair. Police say he may have left the area in a black sedan with black rims.

He was seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black baseball cap with a brown brim. Police say he may have an earring in his left ear and possibly a Bluetooth device in his right ear.

If anyone recognizes the man on camera, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or Kent Police at 253=856-5808.

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