Fayetteville police investigating rape at apartment complex

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Fayetteville police

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Detectives are investigating a rape they say happened early Saturday in a parking lot at the Fayetteville Plantation Apartment complex.

Police said the victim was walking to her car to get some clothes around 2 a.m. An unknown man came up from behind and pushed the victim to the ground and raped her in the parking lot, according to authorities.

The suspect is described as 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 1 inches tall with a medium build. His race is unknown.

Detectives are asking for help identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the rape investigation or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detectives J. Benazzi or R. DeShields with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 257-3668 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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