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Chapel Hill Police Seek Assailant in Attempted Rape

Posted February 21, 2007 3:13 p.m. EST
Updated February 21, 2007 5:18 p.m. EST

— Chapel Hill police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape and sexual assault.

The victim, a Chapel Hill woman in her 50s, reported that she was walking on Umstead Drive near Bradley Road at about 10:15 p.m. Monday when an assailant grabbed her from behind and wrestled her into a wooded area.

Police said the man took her bag, which contained personal items, and ran off.

The assailant is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, who is about 6 feet tall with a slender build. He has short hair and no facial hair.

Anyone with information about the crime should call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515.