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Fayetteville police trying to locate car after sex assault

Posted September 2, 2016

— Police on Friday asked for the public's help in identifying the car used by a suspected rapist following a Monday sexual assault.

A woman told investigators that she was on the 4300 block of Bragg Boulevard early Monday and accepted a ride from a man in a gray, older-model Honda sedan.

The man pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot the woman if she tried to escape, she told police. She said he drove to an an area behind a church on Shaw Road near Old Shaw Road, where he raped her, stole her purse and phone and drove away.

The assailant was described as black with a medium complexion, mid to late 40s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 140 to 160 pounds. He had a goatee that appeared to be well-kept.

Anyone with information about the case or who can identify the vehicle is asked to contact Detective R. DeShields with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-580-3016 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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