Cary police to canvass area of sexual assault
Posted April 16
Updated April 17
Cary, N.C. — Investigators on Thursday plan to canvass an area where a 20-year-old woman was raped in her apartment Saturday morning.
The canvass comes one day after Cary police released a sketch of a man sought in the sexual assault.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven, light-skinned black man with short black hair and green eyes that investigators believe could be contacts. He is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 200 pounds. The suspect was last seen driving a red or burgundy SUV.
The woman told police the man, who was behind her in traffic, followed her home at the Hawthorne at the Parkway apartments to warn her of damage to her vehicle. After thanking him, the woman headed to her apartment, where the man pushed her inside as she unlocked her door, police said.
What makes the crime more concerning is that it appeared to be random, which rarely happens in assault cases, Cary police Capt. Don Hamilton said.
"The high majority of sexual assaults, the victim and the suspect know each other some way," he said. "It could be just a chance meeting but rarely it is a totally random act."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary CrimeStoppers at 919-460-4636. CrimeStoppers pays up to $2,500 for confidential information leading to arrest or indictment.