Police canvass Cary neighborhood for information about rape suspect


Police are hoping an artist's composite sketch of the man who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman in her apartment on Saturday will turn up new clues to his identity.

The incident happened at about 9 a.m., at the Hawthorne at the Parkway complex.

» Click here for a Google map of the area. «

The man allegedly followed the victim home, pulled into the parking lot, and told her she had damage to her vehicle. He then pushed her inside her apartment when she unlocked her door.

The man is described as a clean-shaven, black male, 6'1", weighing 200 pounds, with short black hair and green eyes, which could be contacts. He was driving a red or burgundy SUV.

"The purpose of today was for us to get the picture with the composite out of the suspect and to hit the neighborhood pretty hard," said Cary Police Capt. Don Hamilton. "Maybe that Saturday morning, somebody's who's been out of town for a couple of days, somebody who hadn't watched the news goes, 'Oh, I recognize that guy.'"

Authorities say the suspect is dangerous.

"You worry he gets away with it once, is it going to escalate," asked Hamilton. "We just need to get him off the street as soon as we can."

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential at caller's request.

Copyright © 2023 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.