Crime Alert: Sexual Assault Reported Near Swift Ave.

Update: Dec. 9, 2016:

Durham Police have released a photo of the suspect in a sexual assault and robbery reported on November 30 off of Swift Avenue near Duke University Road.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to mid-20s wearing jeans, a gray T-shirt and a black flight jacket with a hood. He was approximately 5 feet 9 inches to six feet tall and was clean-shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator B. Jones at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29330 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrest in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Original Posting: Nov. 30, 2016

The Durham Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that was reported on Swift Avenue between Campus Drive and Duke University Road. 

This evening, an individual told police that she was walking on Swift Avenue from Duke University Road at 10:10 a.m. today. She noticed a male subject who then took her by the arm into some woods, brandished a knife and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 24 years old, clean shaven, wearing jeans, a grey t-shirt and a black flight jacket with a hood.  

Anyone with information should contact the Durham Police Investigator Buffy Jones at 919-560-4440 x29330 or contact Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
 
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