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Chapel Hill police search for suspect in sexual assault

Crime alert: Chapel Hill police reported a sexual assault Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.
Crime alert: Chapel Hill police reported a sexual assault Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Police are seeking information about a reported sexual assault on Thursday evening in a wooded location behind the Eastowne Drive area.

Police responded to the call about a sexual assault around 7:32 p.m. near Drew Hill Lane. The victim described the suspect as a man between the ages of 18 and 25, about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, and with medium build. He had a box or flattop haircut with a dot pattern cut into the sides and back, police reported, and was wearing a maroon colored T-shirt and gray jogging pants.

Anyone with information about incident can call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest.

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