Woman raped in ‘heinous act’ while walking to her car at apartments, Fayetteville police say

Bing maps image of Fayetteville Plantation Apartments

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman walking to her car in her apartment complex was attacked and raped early Saturday in Fayetteville, police say.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. at the Fayetteville Plantation Apartments, which are adjacent to Santa Fe Drive and the All American Freeway, Fayetteville Police said in an email.

“The investigation revealed that the victim was walking to her vehicle … to retrieve some clothing, when an unknown male approached her from behind.  The unknown male pushed the victim to the ground and raped her in the parking lot,” police said.

The suspect was described as being between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inches in height and was of a medium build, according to police.  The race of the suspect is unknown at this time, police added.

“This suspect needs to be identified for this heinous act and arrested,” police also said.

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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