According to police, the victim was getting out of her car near the NCCU campus around 11 a.m. when a man armed with a knife confronted her and forced her back into her car.
They drove to a location in the southern part of the city, police said, where the man raped the victim. He then fled in her car, which contained her purse and other belongings.
The car, a 1996 four-door beige or champagne Honda Accord with North Carolina plates, was still missing at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Police believe a stolen ATM card belonging to the victim was used Thursday afternoon.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5-8 to 5-10, with a slender build. He had a light- to medium-brown complexion and wore his hair in corn rows. He was wearing a headband over the lower portion of his face, a leather jacket that appeared to be too large for him and baggy jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at
or investigator K.L. Gregory at
560-4440, ext. 248.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.
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