The woman said he told her he had a gun and demanded she go into a nearby wooded area with him.
She told authorities she did not see a gun and ran away. She said the man did not follow her.
The suspect is described as a white man who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He was wearing a navy-colored sweat suit, and navy-colored hat with unknown white lettering.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of this case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at (919) 996-3555 or Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help clear cases.