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Sketch Released in Chapel Hill Assault

Posted July 5, 2007 5:00 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with a February sexual assault.

A woman was attacked on Umstead Drive near Bradley Road at about 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 19, police said. The woman, who is in her 50s, told police she was grabbed from behind and wrestled into a wooded area, where a man assaulted her and took her purse before fleeing on foot.

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

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.