SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara police released a photo and video that may help them find a sexual predator who attacked a woman at her place of work. around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police are looking for a man who walking through a business on the 700 block of State Street to get to the back alley and the back door of the business next door.

A women closing up was attacked.  Her co-workers said she was threatened with a knife. They said a young man they work with came to her rescue, but the predator got away.

Police said it is difficult to see the man's face in the images released but someone may recognize his clothing or mannerisms.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Santa Barbara Police Detective Douglas Klug at 805-897-2346