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Police across the Triangle continue to search for rape suspects

Posted May 2, 2014

— Cary police continued to search Friday for the suspect accused of raping a 20-year-old woman last month. 

In a sketch released by police, 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."

Durham police are investigating a similar incident that happened in the area of Rochelle Street. 

The incident happened after a man entered a home and raped a woman. It appears the man did not know the woman, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his early 20s and approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a small build. He was wearing light-colored blue jeans, a black sweatshirt and a black ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham police at 919-560-4440, ext. 29324 or Cary police at 919-469-4012.


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