Between 5 and 6 p.m. on December 9, a 32-year old female was attacked near a wooded area in the 5300 block of Penrith Street while walking her dog. The victim was sexually assaulted and was later found lying in the grass unconscious.
Investigators would like to speak with two persons of interest who were reportedly in the area on December 8. The two men are described as white males in their mid 20s to early 30s. One was wearing a grey coat and the other was wearing a red coat.
The investigation is ongoing; more information will be made available as the case progresses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Sandoval at (919) 560-4440 extension 29461 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
The Durham Police Department would like to share the following personal safety tips:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times
- Call 911 to report any suspicious activities
- Do not walk alone
- Try to remain in well-lit areas
- Trust your instincts
- Do not walk/run with earbuds or headphones
- Bring a cell phone