Police are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping after two young women say an armed man in a white van chased them through residential streets in southeast Bakersfield.

20-year-old Sarah and Clarecca say they were dropping off a friend on Auberry Avenue near South H Street Friday night when the suspect started following them. The hour-long chase reached 90mph before the man cut in front of their car then tried to jump out and get them.

The women were able to escape and hide in a gas station bathroom until officers arrived. Police do not know what the motive for the attempted abduction may be.

The women hope officers use street cameras to find the man. He is described as being in his late 20s with brown eyes and wearing a red cap. His van has a green logo on the side.

Kelli Pierce