Birmingham Detectives Need to Identify Suspect in a Sexual Assault-Robbery, 4-18-17

Detectives with Birmingham PD are investigating an attempted rape and robbery occurring Wednesday, April 12, 2017, approximately 9:35 AM, in the Wylam area. According to a report filed with Birmingham PD, an elderly female victim was walking to a library in the area when she was approached by a black male described as 20-29 years of age, 5’10” tall, 155-165 lbs., wearing a striped shirt, light blue pants, and red tennis shoes. The offender stated to the victim that he grew up in the neighborhood. He then grabbed the victim, told her he had a gun, and pulled her behind a nearby residence where he attempted to rape her. The offender threatened to shoot the victim if she refused to comply. A nearby resident came outside to investigate what was occurring and confronted the offender, demanding that he stop. The offender took cash and a cell phone from the victim before fleeing. If you know anything about this crime please contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777. You remain anonymous, and the information you provide to Crime Stoppers leading to the charge and arrest of an identified suspect could result in a cash reward.

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