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Woman reports sexual assault on South Eastern Boulevard


A woman who was forced at gunpoint to get into a vehicle was sexually assaulted early Sunday in the 100 block of South Eastern Boulevard, according to Fayetteville police.

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect, according to a news release. 

The sexual assault was reported about 1 a.m. Sunday, the release said. The woman told investigators that she was in a parking lot in the 700 block of Blue Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a man pulled up in a black car. He flagged down the victim and pointed a silver and black handgun at her, forcing her to get into the vehicle, the release said.

The man drove to the 100 block of South Eastern Boulevard and sexually assaulted the woman, the release said. He forced the woman to get out of the car, and she called police from a nearby motel.

The woman told investigators that she could not identify the man, the release said.

The suspect was described as a white man, possibly in his 30s, with a “chunky” build, the release said. He is bald and has tattoos on his chest and neck area and on one arm. He was wearing a silver chain and a tank top, the release said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the reported assault is asked to contact Detective D. Bell of the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-929-7504 or Fayetteville/Cumberland County CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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