Fayetteville Police searching for sex assault suspect

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Police provided a composite sketch of the suspect (Fayetteville Police Department )

Fayetteville Police need help identifying the man they say sexually assaulted a woman in his car.

Police said it happened on Saturday around 9 p.m. near the Rosehill Road corridor. The assault wasn't reported until Thursday.

Detectives with the Special Victim's Unit said the victim got a ride from an unknown man driving an older model Ford Crown Victoria. The suspect drove the victim to a location off Rosehill Road where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The suspect then ordered the woman out of the car and fled the area.

The suspect was described as a black man in his twenties wearing a white tank top and black pants. He has a muscular shape, a goatee, dreadlocks, and weighed around 200 lbs.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective L. Benazzi with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1851 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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