Officers responded to a sexual assault call yesterday at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of N. IH-35 Svrd SB. The victim told officers that a male knocked on the door to her apartment. When she answered, the suspect pointed a small gun at her and forced her into her residence. Once inside, he demanded money at which time the victim gave him her purse. The suspect then instructed the victim to go into the restroom where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to get away and called 911.
Detectives believe that the suspect was in the area for a period of time before the burglary and sexual assault occurred – possibly as early as noon. He may have been with a Hispanic female.
The suspect is described as:
Estimated to be in his late 30’s
Short black hair and mustache
Mark/tattoo under left eye
Approximately 5’ 7”
Medium to heavyset build
Tattoos on both arms down to wrists
Last seen wearing black shirt and blue jeans
Investigators are asking anyone that may have information to contact APD Sex Crimes at 512-974-5095. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You may also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone or Android.
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