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Authorities in Fayetteville have put up crime alert signs after a woman reported being raped by an intruder Monday

Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify a home break-in and rape suspect.

A woman in her 40s reported being raped by an intruder after she returned to her Sunset Mobile Park home around 2 p.m. Monday.

The woman told investigators the unidentified man, who of smelled urine and had a deep southern accent, was in her home when she returned from a 30-minute outing.

"The suspect had already broken in and as soon as she got in the living room, past the front door, the suspect came from behind her attacked her, threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her," said Lt. John Somerindyke, a detective with the Fayetteville Police Dept. "Unfortunately we don't have a great description. It was dark out inside of the residence. The suspect told the victim not to look at him."

Beyond the stench and voice descriptions, the woman described the suspect as a black man, between 5'6 and 5'8, wearing a grey-colored hoodie.

Meanwhile, a sign warning neighbors of increased break-ins is located at the entrance of the mobile home park off Rim Road.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Comer with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 709-7752 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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