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Fayetteville police searching for sexual assault suspect

Posted July 29, 2016 7:47 p.m. EDT

— Authorities are investigating an attempted rape that occurred around Friday around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Volunteer Drive in Fayetteville.

Officials said the investigation revealed that the victim was in the area of Person Street near B. Street, when she accepted a ride from the suspect. The suspect drove to an area near Volunteer Drive, where he physically assaulted and attempted to rape the victim, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches, medium build and appeared to smell like alcohol and marijuana.

Authorities said the suspect was driving a black or dark blue 4-door sedan with a baby seat in the back seat.

Anyone with information regarding the attempted rape or identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective A. Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-366-5853 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.