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Raleigh woman reports attempted rape

Posted May 19, 2011
Updated May 20, 2011

— Raleigh police say an attempted rape occurred in the 4900 block of Pebble Beach Drive early Wednesday. 

The victim told authorities that she awoke around 1:30 a.m. to find an unknown man on top of her. She struggled with the man and managed to break free of him. The man fled from the residence and was last seen running toward Hollenden Drive.

The suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion and slender build. He is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a beard and mustache. He was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts. He is believed to be at least 30.

Anyone who was in the surrounding area around the time of the incident and who observed anyone of similar description or saw anything that appeared unusual is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • Redleader2base May 20, 2011

    A step up from your normal descriptions. The suspect is described as a male between 5-1 and 6-7. If you see anyone matching this description please call police.

  • Redleader2base May 20, 2011

    Wow, you guys actually listed a racial description. Wonder how long before its gone.

  • concerncitizen May 20, 2011

    @cantbtaught it is going to take victims paying more attention to their surroundings. Locking doors and windows very very tight. "Recently on the evening news a college student being interview after a crime in his neighborhood, was suggesting he would now have to lock his doors at night". These people are predators! They will watch a victim for days, then attack! It is sad to have to say it, we all should spend time reviewing our surrounding each and everyday. Particularly if you have a routine you do the day in a day out! Even that will not stop it all, but it should help to reduce the numbers.

  • bmg379 May 20, 2011

    The whole area between where 401 and us1 splits is a bad area,those apts and townhomes have all gone way downhill

  • bill0 May 20, 2011

    tmed1938 - I pasted the measurements right from the story. WRAL went in and changed the measurements later this morning after numerous posters commented on it.

  • tmed1938 May 20, 2011

    billO, go back and read the story,5'6"-5' 7"

  • TeresaBee May 20, 2011

    This is right off of Spring Forest Rd. between Rt. 1 and Louisburg Rd.

  • Wake1 May 20, 2011

    I'm surprised they give the race!

  • tewc May 20, 2011

    He was between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7

  • same ole story May 20, 2011

    Another fine citizen from that community with a great up bringing. When will this stop? Better yet what will it take to MAKE IT STOP!!!!